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Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters

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.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Marinade 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 470 kcal


  • COSORI Air Fryer 5.8QT
  • Meat Thermometer


  • 2 pieces Chicken Leg Quarters Medium-sized
  • 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried Garlic
  • teaspoon Chili Flakes or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of 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.


Serving: 260gCalories: 470kcalProtein: 48gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4.8gMonounsaturated Fat: 9.2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 328mgSodium: 253mgPotassium: 681mg
Keyword air fryer, chicken quarters, main course, meat
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