Balsamic Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters
Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 chicken leg quarters
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. onion powder
  • ⅛ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place chicken on a slotted baking sheet and separate the skin from the chicken to create a pocket. (the skin will naturally separate, so this won't be difficult and may not even require a knife)
  3. Spread half olive oil on each chicken quarter, covering the whole chicken, on top of the skin and under the pocket.
  4. Repeat process with balsamic vinegar, spreading half of the vinegar on each piece.
  5. Sprinkle remaining seasonings on each piece and place in the oven for 50 minutes.
  6. After 50 minutes, raise the heat to 400 degrees and cook for 10-15 minutes more, or until the chicken reaches 150-160 degrees. (keep in mind the chicken will continue to cook a bit after removing from oven)
  7. All the chicken to set for at least 5 minutes before serving.
*Depending on the heat of your oven, the chicken may require more or less time. My oven tends to cook quite hot, so you could need more time. The best way to determine if chicken is cooked thoroughly without releasing all of its juice, is to use a thermometer and ensure the chicken reaches the recommended 160 degrees.
*I prepared this for two, however, you can easily double for a family serving of 4.
Recipe by Words Like Honeycomb at