Simple BBQ’d Chicken Leg Quarters

Rain or shine, you’ll be covered with this deliciously Simple BBQ’d Chicken Leg Quarters recipe that you can do on your grill or in your oven if it’s raining this summer. These Simple BBQ’d Chicken Leg Quarters are so juicy you will want to have several extra napkins ready.

One of the things about being in the state of Florida during this time of year, we never know what may crop up at dinner time. The Weatherman says, No rain? It’s probably going to rain ALL day. Today will be a perfect day for making Simple BBQ’d Chicken Leg Quarters since they are baked in the oven.

 

Rain or shine you'll be covered with this deliciously Simple BBQ'd Chicken Leg Quarters recipe that you can do on your grill or in your oven if it's raining this summer. These Simple BBQ'd Chicken Leg Quarters are so juicy you will want to have several extra napkins ready. The Florida weather can be a bit bipolar. Memorial Day morning was gorgeous; the sun was shining; the birds were singing. Then I brought out the chicken leg quarters to grill at about 2:30 pm, and guess what? Rain, rain, and more rain. So, I decided I’m over the idea of grilling at this point; I’m going to do these chicken leg quarters in the oven and save what’s left of my sanity.

What’s the moral of the story? Always have a plan B for dinner just in case you all because you never know from one second to the next what our weather might be here in so-called Sunny Florida. So I have prepared two methods to cook these delicious chicken thighs below for you.

 

 

 

Tips for buying the best chicken:

  1. Try to purchase Fresh never frozen cuts of chicken, if at all possible.
  2. Look for the brands that are organic or at least all-natural- with minimal process and no antibiotics or chemicals added.
  3. Check the “sell-by” date. It’s usually a great practice to be in the habit of thoroughly checking the sell-by dates in case you will not be able to use or cook the chicken for a few days.
  4. Select chicken with a light pinkish hue. Don’t rely on that “sale-by” date alone.  Take note of the chicken’s coloring, which will give you some insight into the freshness of the package. No matter what cut of chicken that you are purchasing, look for the chicken that has a pink flesh tone. As the chicken starts to spoil, its coloring fades from pink to a light dull gray.
  5. Another great way way to check the quality of chicken is the packaging if the plastic wrap or packaging seems bloated with air skip that package and look for one tightly sealed and close to the chicken.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients needed:

  • 6 Chicken Leg Quarters (leg with attached thigh)
  • Garlic powder 
  • Seasoned salt, with no msg, 
  • Freshly ground black pepper,
  • Cooking spray
  • Favorite Brand or Homemade Sweet BBQ Sauce

 

 

 

5 from 5 votes
Rain or shine you'll be covered with this deliciously Simple BBQ'd Chicken Leg Quarters recipe that you can do on your grill or in your oven if it's raining this summer. These Simple BBQ'd Chicken Leg Quarters are so juicy you will want to have several extra napkins ready.
Simple BBQ’d Chicken Leg Quarters
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Rain or shine you’ll be covered with this deliciously Simple BBQ’d Chicken Leg Quarters recipe that you can do on your grill or in your oven if it’s raining this summer. These Simple BBQ’d Chicken Leg Quarters are so juicy you will want to have several extra napkins ready.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Sauce, chicken, Leg Quarters, Simple
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 360 kcal
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 6 chicken leg quarters
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Seasoned salt with no msg to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • cooking spray
  • Favorite Sweet BBQ Sauce
Instructions
Grill
  1. Prepare the outdoor grill for indirect grilling over medium heat; the internal grill temperature should read 350ºF.
  2. Season the chicken leg quarters on both sides with garlic powder, seasoned salt with no msg, and freshly ground pepper to your own taste.
  3. Before placing the grill grate in grill be sure to prepare the surface with cooking spray so that your chicken won’t stick to the metal.
  4. Place the chicken pieces on the grill over the direct-heat area and sear, turning once, for 2 minutes per side.
  5. Move the chicken pieces to an indirect-heat area, cover the grill and cook for 30 minutes. If you will be using a charcoal grill, bank the lit charcoals on either side of the grill bed area, leaving an open portion in the center without heat, and place a drip pan in the center. If you will be using a gas grill, preheat the burners, then turn off 1 or more of the burners to create a cooler zone.
  6. Start brushing the chicken with the Homemade Sweet BBQ Sauce about 8 minutes into the chicken cooking, turning and brushing the pieces every 5 minutes, for about 15 to 16 minutes. The chicken is ready when it is firm to the touch and the juices run clear when a thigh is pierced with a knife tip.
Oven
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Season the chicken leg quarters on both sides with garlic powder, seasoned salt with no msg, and freshly ground pepper to your own taste.
  3. Prepare a large metal baking sheet with tin foil, and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  4. Place chicken leg quarters on the metal baking sheet that has been covered with tin foil.
  5. Place in 350ºF oven and bake undisturbed for 45 minutes.
  6. Brush chicken leg quarters evenly with Homemade Sweet BBQ Sauce.
  7. Cook for about 10 more minutes or till the chicken is ready when it is firm to the touch and the juices run clear when a thigh is pierced with a knife tip.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rain or shine you'll be covered with this deliciously Simple BBQ'd Chicken Leg Quarters recipe that you can do on your grill or in your oven if it's raining this summer. These Simple BBQ'd Chicken Leg Quarters are so juicy you will want to have several extra napkins ready.

 

 

 

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