Easy Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters

You will love these easy Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters. Only 2 ingredients and you can have dinner ready in less than 30 minutes! Have juicy and delicious chicken for dinner with amazingly crispy chicken skin!

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Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters

These chicken leg quarters are super easy and delicious! The Chicken Dry Rub Seasoning has been the go-to seasoning in our household. As soon as these bad boys came out of the air fryer, I was all over them.

You’ll absolutely love the delicious crispy chicken skin.

I always thought I was a white meat kind of person. But making these chicken leg quarters and these Keto Chicken Thighs, now I think I’m more of a dark meat kind of girl.

I’ve never had more juicy chicken legs than in the air fryer!

You’ll have to check out these other amazing recipes using the Chicken Dry Rub Seasoning; Air Fryer Keto Chicken Wings and Air Fryer Keto Chicken Legs.

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❤️ Why you’ll love this easy air fryer recipe

  • Budget Friendly – Chicken leg quarters are very cheap per pound. It’s great if you’re looking for a cheaper cut of meat to fit a budget.
  • Quick & Easy Recipe – There are only two ingredients, very little prep time and almost all hands-off time. You will have dinner done in less than a half hour.
  • Keto and low-carb recipe – this recipe has just 2g of total carbs per serving, which is perfect if you’re following a low-carb or keto diet.

Ingredients

Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters ingredient photo (chicken leg quarters and dry rub seasoning)

✳️ Tips & Tricks

  • Once the timer goes off on the air fryer, ensure the internal temperature is 165F.
  • You always want to remove the chicken immediately to ensure you don’t dry out the chicken.
  • After you sprinkle the dry rub seasoning on the chicken, you can use your hand and pat the seasoning into the chicken legs.

Tools to make this Air Fryer Chicken Quarters Recipe

  • Cosori Air Fryer – this is my favorite air fryer. The large air fryer basket makes it so easy to cook your favorite recipes.
  • Tongs – tongs are easiest to remove and flip the chicken
  • Meat thermometer – You always want to ensure the internal temperature of ANY chicken is 165F.

How to make Chicken Leg Quarters in the Air Fryer

  1. Take a tablespoon of my chicken dry rub seasoning and sprinkle it onto the top of the leg quarters.
  2. Use your palm to press the dry rub seasoning into the chicken.
  3. Transfer the chicken leg quarters into the air fryer basket.
  4. Cook at 390F for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  5. Once the chicken reaches the internal temperature of 165F, remove it from the air fryer basket.
  6. Wait 5 minutes before cutting. Serve and enjoy with your favorite sides.

Baking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Season the chicken, pat the dry rub seasoning into the chicken.
  3. Line a cooking sheet with alumni foil and place chicken legs on top.
  4. Transfer to the oven and cook for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  5. Once the chicken reaches 165F, remove it from the oven and serve.

You may also make broiled chicken leg quarters in the oven.

Substitutions

If you don’t want the whole chicken leg quarter, you substitute for chicken thighs or chicken legs.

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What to serve with these Air Fryer Chicken Quarters

I paired these chicken quarters with Air Fryer Veggies, and they were amazing. You can also serve it with a side salad or even this air fryer turmeric roasted cauliflower.

If you are looking for a healthy but sweet side, serve these chicken leg quarters with these delicious Stuffed Peaches.

How to store

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

♨️ How to reheat

Remove the lid from the container and microwave on high for 1 to 1.5 minutes or until the chicken is warm. Alternatively, you can transfer to a microwave save plate to warm up.

To warm this up in your air fryer, cook it for 2-3 minutes at 400F.

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❓FAQs

What is a chicken leg quarter?

The leg quarter is made up of the thigh, drumstick, and part of the back of the chicken.

Why are chicken quarters so cheap?

Because it’s less work for chicken processors to break down the quarters into small pieces.

What part of the chicken is the cheapest?

Chicken leg quarters are the cheapest part of a chicken.

How many leg quarters equal a whole chicken?

A chicken consists of 4 quarters. Two quarters are white meat, consisting of the breast and the wing. The other two quarters are the dark meat, consisting of the drumstick and thigh.

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Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters

You will love these Chicken Leg Quarters in the Air Fryer because it is quick and easy. These leg quarters came out so juicy and delicious.
4.95 from 35 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 323 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Take a tablespoon of our dry rub seasoning and sprinkle it onto the top of the leg quarters.
  • Use your palm to press the dry rub seasoning into the chicken.
  • Transfer the chicken leg quarters into the air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 390F for 25 minutes flipping halfway through.
  • Once the chicken reaches the internal temperature of 165F remove it from the air fryer basket.
  • Serve and enjoy with your favorite sides.

Nutrition

Calories: 323kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 24gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 112mgPotassium: 310mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 165IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg
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