How to Easily Cook Chicken in a Cast Iron Skillet

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Christina Flores

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Chicken Cast Iron Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Additional Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Steps to Cook:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Pat the chicken breasts dry with paper towels and season them evenly with salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the chicken breasts to the hot skillet and sear them for 3-4 minutes per side, or until they develop a nice golden-brown crust.
  5. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake the chicken for 15-20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  6. Remove the skillet from the oven and transfer the cooked chicken breasts to a plate. Cover them loosely with foil to keep them warm.
  7. In the same cast-iron skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  8. Add the sliced mushrooms, diced onions, and minced garlic to the skillet. Sauté the vegetables for 5-7 minutes, or until they are softened and fragrant.
  9. Pour in the chicken broth and heavy cream. Whisk in the Dijon mustard and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  10. Allow the sauce to simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until it has thickened slightly.
  11. Return the seared chicken breasts to the skillet, nestling them in the creamy sauce.
  12. Sprinkle the chopped fresh parsley over the top of the dish.
  13. Serve the chicken cast-iron immediately, spooning the sauce over the chicken.

Cook’s Note:

  • For best results, use a high-quality cast-iron skillet that is well-seasoned. This will help create a beautiful sear on the chicken and prevent sticking.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water and stir it into the sauce in step 10.
  • Adjust the cooking time for the chicken as needed, depending on the thickness of the breasts.
  • Serve the chicken cast-iron with your favorite sides, such as roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables, or a fresh salad.

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About Christina Flores

Hi, I am Christina Flores, author of I'm passionate about creating delicious and nutritious recipes to help people lead healthier lives. Join me on this culinary journey as we explore the world of healthy eating together!