Chicken Leg Quarters with Shawarma Spices in Air Fryer

Flavorful Air Fried Chicken Leg Quarters and Potatoes: Flavor-packed, colorful, tasty, and satisfying chicken leg quarters and potatoes with shawarma spices is finger-licking good! This one-pot air fried chicken and potato meal make an excellent lunch or dinner for you and your family! You will agree that the air fryer compliments our quick-paced life! One-pot…

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Flavor-packed, colorful, tasty, and satisfying chicken leg quarters and potatoes with shawarma spices are delish! This easy one-pot air fryer chicken and potato meal make an excellent lunch or dinner for you and your family! Traditional shawarma spices can instantly catapult any chicken recipe to the next level. This chicken and potatoes with shawarma marinade are so easy to make in the air fryer, and I hope you can give it a try! #Chickenshawarma #Chickenlegquarters #airfryerchicken #shawarma #shawarmamarinade #chickenrecipes

Flavorful Air Fried Chicken Leg Quarters and Potatoes:

Flavor-packed, colorful, tasty, and satisfying chicken leg quarters and potatoes with shawarma spices is finger-licking good! This one-pot air fried chicken and potato meal make an excellent lunch or dinner for you and your family! You will agree that the air fryer compliments our quick-paced life!

One-pot air fryer meals are the real MVPs, for instance, this chicken and potatoes with shawarma spices! First, chicken leg quarters comprise the best part of the chicken – thighs, and drumstick. Second, the traditional shawarma spices are no joke as they instantly catapult this chicken recipe to the next level. Third, I added potatoes to the mix to make this a complete meal! In other words, the combination of chicken leg quarters, potatoes, and shawarma seasoning is a match made in food heaven. And this entire shawarma chicken with potatoes meal is cooked in the air fryer? How easy could this be? Listen to me: take the stress out of dinner and make this easy chicken recipe so worth it!

Flavor-packed, colorful, tasty, and satisfying chicken leg quarters and potatoes with shawarma spices are delish! This easy one-pot air fryer chicken and potato meal make an excellent lunch or dinner for you and your family! Traditional shawarma spices can instantly catapult any chicken recipe to the next level. This chicken and potatoes with shawarma marinade are so easy to make in the air fryer, and I hope you can give it a try! #Chickenshawarma #Chickenlegquarters #airfryerchicken #shawarma #shawarmamarinade #chickenrecipes

WHAT IS SHAWARMA?

Shawarma is popular in Middle Eastern countries and across the world; it is a Levantine flavorful meat dish. It is typically flavorful dish due to warm spices. Cooked shawarma (meat) is versatile; cut thin and serve with pita bread or wraps. Traditionally shawarma is stacked in a cone-like shape and roasted on a slowly-turning vertical rotisserie or spit. You can make shawarma with lamb, mutton, chicken, turkey, and beef. Read more about shawarma here.

WHAT IS SHAWARMA SEASONING MADE OF? 

Shawarma seasoning comprises cumin, curry, turmeric, cinnamon, oregano, paprika, black pepper, olive oil, lemon, and salt. Also, nutmeg, clove, ginger, and cayenne pepper are equally part of the shawarma spices. Whenever you think of shawarma seasoning, think of warm Middle Eastern flavors. These warm spices and ingredients create incredibly flavorful shawarma spice blends for seasoning meat, fish, or vegetables! 

The most impressive thing about shawarma is that you can use the shawarma spices to recreate tasty and flavorful recipes at home like we do today! Do not limit these shawarma spices to only meat; they are great on roasted vegetables!  

Relatively, you do not have to put off cooking until you get all the warm spices mentioned above; a combination of 5 of them should be enough. At the same time, most of these spices are pantry ingredients, so I am sure you will be OKAY.

Flavor-packed, colorful, tasty, and satisfying chicken leg quarters and potatoes with shawarma spices are delish! This easy one-pot air fryer chicken and potato meal make an excellent lunch or dinner for you and your family! Traditional shawarma spices can instantly catapult any chicken recipe to the next level. This chicken and potatoes with shawarma marinade are so easy to make in the air fryer, and I hope you can give it a try! #Chickenshawarma #Chickenlegquarters #airfryerchicken #shawarma #shawarmamarinade #chickenrecipes

WHY YOU WILL LIKE THIS RECIPE:

  1. It is delicious and flavorful.
  2. Versatile; serve in sandwiches or wrap, cut up the meat and serve with pita, tortillas, salad, or rice bowl!
  3. Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and sugar-free!
  4. Easy to make and clean-up is easy, especially using the air fryer!
  5. One-pot; chicken leg quarters and potatoes make an excellent one-pot dish that the entire family will enjoy!
  6. Cheap and less expensive; chicken leg quarters are typically less expensive than other chicken parts. Also, you can easily DIY the shawarma spice mix blend from your pantry ingredients! 
  7. An effortless way to elevate your cooking. 
  8. Easily keep this recipe keto by excluding the potatoes and adding air fryer broccoli instead.
Flavor-packed, colorful, tasty, and satisfying chicken leg quarters and potatoes with shawarma spices are delish! This easy one-pot air fryer chicken and potato meal make an excellent lunch or dinner for you and your family! Traditional shawarma spices can instantly catapult any chicken recipe to the next level. This chicken and potatoes with shawarma marinade are so easy to make in the air fryer, and I hope you can give it a try! #Chickenshawarma #Chickenlegquarters #airfryerchicken #shawarma #shawarmamarinade #chickenrecipes

INGREDIENTS FOR SHAWARMA CHICKEN LEG QUARTERS:

  • 2 chicken Leg Quarters
  • 3 medium-size potatoes 

Shawarma Spices Ingredients: 

  • Lemon 
  • Olive oil or avocado oil 
  • Paprika 
  • Curry powder 
  • Cumin
  • Turmeric 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Dried oregano 
  • Salt
  • Black pepper 
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Maggi (optional)
  • Parsley (for garnishing)

NOTE: how to make shawarma spices? Simply mix all the spices together or just add to the meat like so.

Ingredients for seasoning the potatoes: 

  • Onion powder 
  • Garlic powder 
  • Dry thyme 
  • Salt & black pepper 
  • Avocado oil 
Shawarma Chicken Leg Quarters ingredients

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER CHICKEN LEG QUARTERS AND POTATOES WITH SHAWARMA SPICES (step-by-step):

  1. gather the ingredients.

    Get all the ingredients together – chicken leg quarters, potatoes, and shawarma spices. Then clean the chicken and peel the potatoes.
    Shawarma Chicken Leg Quarters ingredients

  2. season the chicken.

    Place the clean chicken leg quarters in a big bowl, sprinkle oil, and rub in with your hands. Then sprinkle the shawarma spice mix and lemon juice; combine well with your hands. Ensure the shawarma marinade gets into every part of the chicken. Set aside to marinate or cook asap.season the chicken

  3. season the potatoes

    Use the ingredients for seasoning the potatoes to season the peeled and cut potatoes. Alternatively, you can equally season the potatoes with only salt and pepper. Peeled and Seasoned potatoes

  4. air fry chicken leg quarters and potatoes

    Set the air fryer for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F (176 C) and preheat. Place the marinated shawarma chicken leg quarters skin down in the air fryer basket. Add/place the potatoes in the basket as well and cook. Shawarma Chicken Leg Quarters process photo 4

  5. flip the chicken after 15 minutes

    Flip the potatoes as well. Generally, the potatoes cook quicker than the chicken, so keep an eye on them. After flipping the chicken, spray a little oil before continuing. Shawarma Chicken Leg Quarters process photo 5

  6. check for doneness

    If the potatoes are fully cooked to your satisfaction, remove them.Shawarma Chicken Leg Quarters process photo 6

  7. finish cooking and serve

    My chicken was ready at exactly 27 minutes. Typically, the exact time it takes to cook chicken leg quarters depends on the size of the quarters. If you have small-sized chicken leg quarters, you may check for doneness after 25 minutes of cooking. Insert a meat thermometer to the thickest part of the chicken for accuracy. Garnish with chopped parsley, and serve chicken alongside the potatoes. Enjoy!Flavor-packed, colorful, tasty, and satisfying chicken leg quarters and potatoes with shawarma spices are delish! This easy one-pot air fryer chicken and potato meal make an excellent lunch or dinner for you and your family! Traditional shawarma spices can instantly catapult any chicken recipe to the next level. This chicken and potatoes with shawarma marinade are so easy to make in the air fryer, and I hope you can give it a try! #Chickenshawarma #Chickenlegquarters #airfryerchicken #shawarma #shawarmamarinade #chickenrecipes

RECIPE NOTES/TIPS:

  1. Measure the spices; do not eyeball
  2. Season every part of the chicken with the shawarma marinade. Use hands to massage the meat very well.
  3. Usually, the shawarma marinade requires a lot of oil. However, I intentionally used less oil in the recipe. Feel free to add more oil if you wish.
  4. It is absolutely okay not to peel the potatoes. Relatively, you can decide to season the potatoes with only salt and pepper. 
  5. Remember that the potatoes cook quicker than the chicken. Remove them instead of burning them. BTW, you may be tempted to eat them all before serving!
  6. Use the meat thermometer to check for the doneness of the chicken leg quarter. The chicken leg quarters may not exactly cook simultaneously, especially if they have different sizes. 
  7. Always thoroughly cook chicken; use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.
Flavor-packed, colorful, tasty, and satisfying chicken leg quarters and potatoes with shawarma spices are delish! This easy one-pot air fryer chicken and potato meal make an excellent lunch or dinner for you and your family! Traditional shawarma spices can instantly catapult any chicken recipe to the next level. This chicken and potatoes with shawarma marinade are so easy to make in the air fryer, and I hope you can give it a try! #Chickenshawarma #Chickenlegquarters #airfryerchicken #shawarma #shawarmamarinade #chickenrecipes

STORAGE AND REHEATING:

Fortunately, you can store the leftover of these air fryer shawarma chicken leg quarters in the fridge for up 4 days. This recipe is perfect for meal prep! Relatively, ensure to allow them to cool completely before storage. 

On the other hand, you can freeze chicken leftovers for up to 6 weeks. However, I do not recommend freezing the potatoes.

Flavor-packed, colorful, tasty, and satisfying chicken leg quarters and potatoes with shawarma spices are delish! This easy one-pot air fryer chicken and potato meal make an excellent lunch or dinner for you and your family! Traditional shawarma spices can instantly catapult any chicken recipe to the next level. This chicken and potatoes with shawarma marinade are so easy to make in the air fryer, and I hope you can give it a try! #Chickenshawarma #Chickenlegquarters #airfryerchicken #shawarma #shawarmamarinade #chickenrecipes

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER SHAWARMA CHICKEN LEG QUARTERS AND POTATOES:

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Flavor-packed, colorful, tasty, and satisfying chicken leg quarters and potatoes with shawarma spices are delish! This easy one-pot air fryer chicken and potato meal make an excellent lunch or dinner for you and your family! Traditional shawarma spices can instantly catapult any chicken recipe to the next level. This chicken and potatoes with shawarma marinade are so easy to make in the air fryer, and I hope you can give it a try! #Chickenshawarma #Chickenlegquarters #airfryerchicken #shawarma #shawarmamarinade #chickenrecipes

Chicken Leg Quarters with Shawarma Spices in Air Fryer

  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 27 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 34 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Flavor-packed, colorful, tasty, and satisfying chicken leg quarters and potatoes with shawarma spices are delish! This easy one-pot air fryer chicken and potato meal make an excellent lunch or dinner for you and your family! Traditional shawarma spices can instantly catapult any chicken recipe to the next level. This chicken and potatoes with shawarma marinade are so easy to make in the air fryer, and I hope you can give it a try!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 chicken Leg Quarters
  • 3 medium-size potatoes 

Shawarma Spices Ingredients: 

Ingredients for seasoning the potatoes 


Instructions

  1. Step one: gather the ingredients. Get all the ingredients together – chicken leg quarters, potatoes, and shawarma spices. Then clean the chicken and peel the potatoes.
  2. Step two: season the chicken. Place the clean chicken leg quarters in a big bowl, sprinkle oil, and rub in with your hands. Then sprinkle the shawarma spice mix and lemon juice; combine well with your hands. Ensure the shawarma marinade gets into every part of the chicken. Set aside to marinate or cook asap.
  3. Step three: season the potatoes. Use the ingredients for seasoning the potatoes to season the peeled and cut potatoes. Alternatively, you can equally season the potatoes with only salt and pepper. 
  4. Step four: air fry chicken leg quarters and potatoes. Set the air fryer for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F (176 C) and preheat. Place the marinated shawarma chicken leg quarters skin down in the air fryer basket. Add/place the potatoes in the basket as well and cook. 
  5. Step five: flip the chicken after 15 minutes. Flip the potatoes as well. Generally, the potatoes cook quicker than the chicken, so keep an eye on them. After flipping the chicken, spray a little oil before continuing. 
  6. Step six: check for doneness. If the potatoes are fully cooked to your satisfaction, remove them. 
  7. Step seven: finish cooking and serve. My chicken was ready at exactly 27 minutes. Typically, the exact time it takes to cook chicken leg quarters depends on the size of the quarters. If you have small-sized chicken leg quarters, you may check for doneness after 25 minutes of cooking. Insert a meat thermometer to the thickest part of the chicken for accuracy. Garnish with chopped parsley, and serve chicken alongside the potatoes. Enjoy!

Notes

Measure the spices; do not eyeball

Season every part of the chicken with the shawarma marinade. Use hands to massage the meat very well.

Usually, the shawarma marinade requires a lot of oil. However, I intentionally used less oil in the recipe. Feel free to add more oil if you wish.

It is absolutely okay not to peel the potatoes. Relatively, you can decide to season the potatoes with only salt and pepper. 

Remember that the potatoes cook quicker than the chicken. Remove them instead of burning them. BTW, you may be tempted to eat them all before serving!

Use the meat thermometer to check for the doneness of the chicken leg quarter. The chicken leg quarters may not exactly cook simultaneously, especially if they have different sizes. 

Always thoroughly cook chicken; use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.

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Flavor-packed, colorful, tasty, and satisfying chicken leg quarters and potatoes with shawarma spices are delish! This easy one-pot air fryer chicken and potato meal make an excellent lunch or dinner for you and your family! Traditional shawarma spices can instantly catapult any chicken recipe to the next level. This chicken and potatoes with shawarma marinade are so easy to make in the air fryer, and I hope you can give it a try! #Chickenshawarma #Chickenlegquarters #airfryerchicken #shawarma #shawarmamarinade #chickenrecipes

One of my favorite things to cook in the air fryer is chicken. However, this chicken is different from others because of its flavors. I hope you can give this a try; it’s great for meal prep. Also, please leave me a comment and a 5-star rating  

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18 Comments

  1. This looks absolutely delicious. I love making air fryer chicken. This sounds perfect. Will be trying it soon.

  2. This is such a great dinner recipe. I love making something similar for my family over a weekend.

  3. Oh my goodness the flavour of this is to die for!! so good! I used plant based chicken instead and followed the rest of the recipe to the T. Incredible!

  4. I love the combination of flavours you have used. Just delicious.

  5. The shawarma spice blend totally makes this dish! Love the flavor!

  6. Christina says:

    This looks delicious – I love the spices, right up my alley. Tips on using this recipe on chicken thighs in the oven or convection rather than air fryer basket?

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Christina!
      I believe you can make this in the oven using a sheet pan, and if you desire for the quarters to be crispy like this one, I also suggest placing them on a rack. Also, remember to turn at least one time.
      As per the convection, just place them there and cook as you would the basket. Hope this helps.

  7. Awesome!

  8. This looks so good, I’ll give it a try!

  9. This was to die for! I made 2 changes. 1) didn’t have Maggi, so added a bit more salt as recipe suggested 2) cut my potato in larger wedges so I didn’t have to worry about overcooking. Husband said “this recipe is a keeper”