Broiled Chicken Leg Quarters

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1⁄4 cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp. finely minced shallots
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 chicken leg quarters


  • Preheat the broiler and adjust the rack so the chicken will be about 8 inches from the heating element.
  • Soften the butter and combine with the seasonings. Gently loosen the skin on the thigh end of each chicken piece and spread each with a quarter of the butter-herb mixture. Spread the mixture under the skin by pressing gently on the top of the skin.
  • Place the prepared chicken on the broiler pan skin side up. Total broiling time will be 35 to 45 minutes; turn the quarters after 20 minutes.