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My favorite party dish is crispy chicken leg quarters. I turn on the heat when the doorbell rings, enjoy the cocktail hour, and magically, the chicken entree is perfectly cooked! Chef Mike Johnson taught this technique in a cooking class fifteen years ago and the whole staff has been cooking chicken this way ever since.

Here is the recipe.

Crispy Chicken Leg Quarters is Number 20 on our countdown of the Top Thirty Recipes celebrating the Thirtieth Anniversary of Kitchen Conservatory. To see this recipe in action, sign up for “Culinary Skills” — a four-part, participation cooking class that starts on April 30.