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How to Cook Chicken Leg Quarters in a Cooking Bag

author image Michelle Powell-Smith
With a master's degree in art history from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Michelle Powell-Smith has been writing professionally for more than a decade. An avid knitter and mother of four, she has written extensively on a wide variety of subjects, including education, test preparation, parenting, crafts and fashion.
How to Cook Chicken Leg Quarters in a Cooking Bag
A chicken leg quarter with potatoes. Photo Credit: meteo021/iStock/Getty Images

Chicken leg quarters are an inexpensive and practical protein choice for large families, parties or to stock your freezer with convenient, pre-cooked chicken. Skip the messy clean up by roasting chicken leg quarters in an easy-to-use oven cooking bag. Cooking bags, made of heat-proof nylon, produce moist and delicious meat. The bag will contain the juices, allowing you to make a delicious gravy to serve alongside roasted chicken leg quarters.

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Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Rinse and pat dry each chicken leg quarter. Remove the skin with kitchen shears if desired.

Step 3

Season each chicken leg quarter with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour into a large-size oven cooking bag. Hold the bag closed and shake gently to distribute the flour.

Step 5

Place the chicken pieces into the oven cooking bag. Tie the bag closed using the included tie.

Step 6

Place the oven bag into a 2-inch deep baking pan. Distribute the chicken pieces evenly throughout the bag.

Step 7

Bake the chicken leg quarters for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 180 degrees Fahrenheit.

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