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Skillet Chicken Quarters

This is a go to meal in our house for a week night. It comes together super quick, keeps the chicken moist, skin crispy and everyone always enjoys it.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Cook Time: 30 Minutes


  • 2 ½ pounds chicken leg quarters (or chicken thighs)

  • 1 tsp coarse salt

  • 1 tsp garlic salt

  • ½ tsp pepper

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 head of garlic and halved (medium)

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • Herbs (sprigs of rosemary or thyme work great, optional)


  1. Pat chicken dry

  2. Heat oven to 425

  3. Mix salt, pepper and garlic salt in a bowl and sprinkle over both sides of quarters

  4. Heat oil in skillet until it crackles when you drip some water in it

  5. Once skillet is hot, put quarters in skin side down and add butter and cook the chicken for 7-9 minutes

  6. Flip over, move your garlic to top your chicken and drop in your herbs

  7. Put skillet in oven for 15-20 minutes until thighs are 165 in the middle


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