Frozen chicken quarters are very economical and can suit a variety of dishes. Since this cut of chicken often is on sale in large quantities, you can make a delicious baked chicken recipe to please a big, hungry group. This preparation adds the flavors of fresh ginger, parsley and lemon to the chicken, which gives it a bright and herbaceous flavor. Look for chicken leg quarters that do not include the back section, which tends to be fatty and more suited for soups.
Blend the lemon juice, minced ginger, fresh parsley, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and paprika in a blender on low speed.
Place the mixture in a large-sized plastic zip bag. Add the frozen chicken quarters and marinate the chicken for three to five hours in the refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove the chicken quarters from the marinade and bake the chicken, uncovered, in a lightly greased baking dish. Bake the chicken for 35 to 45 minutes.
Test the chicken with an instant read thermometer. The internal temperature should read 165 Fahrenheit when it is finished cooking and the chicken should be lightly browned.
Garnish each chicken quarter with a lemon wedge.
Things You'll Need
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tablespoon garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
6 frozen chicken quarters
1 lemon, cut into wedges
This recipe serves six people.