I have friends who won’t touch bone-in chicken. I’ll admit it, I’m not a huge fan of leq quarters. What I am a fan of is any marinade that makes cheap chicken enjoyable.
Short and sweet, this one does the trick.
- 10oz canned pineapple in its juice (about 1/2 a can)
- 1/2 sweet onion roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup olive oil
*Edit* I forgot to mention, if you really like things on the sweet side, add 1/2 cup orange marmelade before blending. *
Blend until thoroughly mixed. Marinate the chicken for several hours. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes to an hour. To grill chicken, heat the grill to medium heat, cook for three minutes per side, then move to indirect heat and grill for an additional 45 minutes, with the lid closed. As leg quarters tend to be fattier than breasts, watch for flare ups.
Use a thermometer to ensure the leg quarters reach 165F.
When grilling, I like to use some of the marinade as a baste. It’s important to note that this is marinade I set aside for this purpose. Never reuse any sauce or marinade that has touched raw meat.