The time to bake leg quarters depends on the oven temperature you choose. Chicken leg quarters are most frequently baked at either 375 degrees or 425 degrees Fahrenheit. At the lower temperature, you’ll need to cook your chicken leg quarters for longer, but you’ll end up with juicier chicken. On the other hand, the higher temperature leads to crispier chicken that your family and friends will rave about!
The bake time for chicken quarters at these temperatures will be:
- 75 minutes at 375 degrees
- 45 minutes at 425 degrees
Once the timer goes off, use a meat thermometer to determine if the internal temperature is at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. If it doesn’t quite reach that temperature, put it back in the oven in 5-minute increments until it’s done.