Air Fryer Roasted Chicken leg quarters marinated in mustard, mayo, garlic, and pepper. These chicken quarters are jam-packed with flavors and you can cook them in the oven or an air fryer. Crispy outside and tender inside and ready in 40 minutes.
Best Air fryer chicken legs quarters that you can make in under 40 minutes. For an even better taste, marinate the meat for one hour, and you will get a juicy chicken quarter that you did not expect to obtain. The chicken quarters are super affordable and are great if you are looking for some budget and delicious dinner ideas.
2 pieces Chicken Leg Quarters Medium-sized
2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Mustard
¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
⅛ teaspoon Chili Flakes or to taste
1/2 teaspoon Salt or to taste
1/3 teaspoons Black Pepper or to taste
Clean and remove the fat and corners or unwanted pieces from the meat.
Take a large bowl and put in it the chicken quarters. Pour over the meat, the mayo, mustard and spices that you decided to use for the marinade.
Cover well the chicken quarters with marinade on all sides. Cover the bowl with food plastic wrap and leave the meat to marinate for at least one hour.
Preheat the Air Fryer at 380°F (190°C), put the chicken quarters in the air fryer basket and cook them for 20 minutes at 380°F (190°C)
After 20 minutes, flip the meat on other side or cover it with aluminum foil and cook the meat for another 20 minutes.
Check the internal temperature of the meat to be at least 165°F (75°C)
After the meat is cooked, wait 10 minutes and you can serve it on the plates.
You can marinate the meat also in Ziploc bags.
If you have the possibility, leave the meat to marinate for a longer period. You will get even softer and juicier meat.
Instead of flipping the meat on the other side after 20 minutes, you can put on top of the meat an aluminum foil to stop burning the chicken skin.
If you don’t have a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the meat, you can use a knife to cut the meat in the thickest part and to check if it still has blood. If not – the chicken legs are ready to be served.