How to Cook Chicken Leg Quarters in a Cooking Bag

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.

A chicken leg quarter with potatoes. Credit: meteo021/iStock/Getty Images

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Chicken leg quarters

  • Kitchen shears

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Oven cooking bag and tie

  • Flour

  • 2-inch deep baking pan

  • Instant read meat thermometer


While salt and pepper will season chicken leg quarters, you can opt for your favorite seasoning blend, lemon juice and garlic, or other flavorings for tastier chicken. Shred or chop the cooked chicken for use in other recipes.

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