How to Bake a Frozen Chicken Quarter

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.

A baked chicken quarter in a plate. (Image: mikafotostok/iStock/Getty Images)

Step 1

Blend the lemon juice, minced ginger, fresh parsley, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and paprika in a blender on low speed.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

Garnish your chicken with lemon wedges. (Image: azgek/iStock/Getty Images)

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.

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