Use a mortar and pestle to form a paste, or mash it with a fork. Chicken leg quarters baked with rice in a creamy broccoli mixture. Preheat the oven to 400°. Pat the leg quarters dry with a paper towel and transfer them to a rimmed … I use my hands but you can … Pour 1/2 cup of chicken broth into the bottom of the baking dish. I dislike most convenience food recipes, but I feel that this one's a winner, as it's not only fast but healthy too! Arrange the leg quarters in the prepared baking pan and rub the garlic-spice mixture over each piece. Dry the chicken quarters with paper towels and rub with oil. In two batches, sear the chicken quarters, about Heat 1/2 cup of cooking oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. By Eve Lange. Evenly sprinkle the seasonings on both sides of each quarter and gently pat to make the seasonings stick. Snip off any excess skin and fat deposits from the chicken. Pat dry the chicken and then proceed to rub the mixture on the chicken.