At usually 80 cents a pound, chicken leg quarters are one of the most affordable cuts of meats you can buy at a super market. Also, it's incredibly easy to prepare--neither defrosting the chicken, nor preheating the oven is necessary to make a delicious roast chicken in under an hour and thirty minutes. I can't even remember the number of times I forgot to defrost chicken for dinner. My horrible memory is the only reason this recipe even exists. I guess there's always a silver lining.
Above, I basted my chicken with a mixture of cumin, chili powder, and olive oil, but a simple brush of oil, salt, and pepper works perfectly as well. I served it with Laing--a curry-spiced stewed spinach. The recipe for that is below.
This recipe serves 6, with each serving of a whole bone in chicken leg quarter totaling 2.5 grams of carbs. The entire cooking time is about 1 hour and 20 minutes. The curry-spiced spinach comes at about 1.75 grams of carbs per serving.