Skillet Rosemary Chicken

August 20, 2013 · 9 comments

in chicken/poultry,dairy-free

If you could throw a cast iron skillet in the dishwasher, it would officially be the greatest invention ever made.

I’m a bit cast iron skillet obsessed, and probably need to attend some sort of addicts meeting. It always seems that every other picture on my camera is in a cast iron skillet. Cast iron just makes things better. And  there are so many complete meals you can make with just one cast iron skillet. Oh, also, frequent cast iron skillet usage is correlated to big muscles.

This recipe is great because it’s an all-in-one dinner (though we did have a salad with this, because I always feel the need for something green) that’s easy and fairly quick. Chicken is browned until the skin is nice and crisp, and then it’s tossed with potatoes, mushrooms fresh rosemary and lemon, and finished off in the oven. It is quite lemony, so if you don’t want the lemon flavor to be fairly prominent, you may want to cut down. Personally, I love lemon and find the amount to be great. This dish is actually pretty similar to Greek lemon-oregano roasted chicken except of course rosemary replaces the oregano.

I used thighs when I made this but the original recipe calls for breasts, and you could also just use a whole cut-up chicken (though you’ll want to cut the pieces so they are fairly equal in size and cook evenly).  It’s easily adaptable so you can really use any herb you want, or even swap out the mushrooms for a green vegetable. And it’s a great way to get a roasted chicken dish on the table in under an hour.

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Kate August 20, 2013 at 9:30 pm

I had a cast iron skilelt all through law school (my first time living alone) and the cleanup is what made me register for non-cast iron. But now I kind of miss having one. Mostly for cornbread.

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Aimee @ See Aimee Cook August 20, 2013 at 9:53 pm

I’m a cast iron addict, too. I am about ready to get rid of just about every pot BUT my cast iron stuff! This chicken looks easy and delicious – right up my alley! Thanks!

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Joanne August 21, 2013 at 5:22 am

I’m holding out on getting a cast iron skillet until the.boy and i get married and I can register for one…so that someone else can buy it for me lol!! But it’s so painful to wait!! Especially with gorgeous one dish meals like this around!

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elly August 21, 2013 at 8:41 am

Oooh wedding talk! :)

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bellini August 21, 2013 at 11:16 am

Cast iron has to be the best conductor of heat and browns dishes beautifully. Sometimes the old-fashioned methods are best.

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Courtney August 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

I think we should attend this addicts meeting together. Can’t wait to try this one!

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Suzanne August 22, 2013 at 6:41 pm

When food looks that gorgeous in a cast iron skillet, why WOULDN’T you take a million pictures of food in it? I also love my cast iron skillet, but because of the maintenance involved, it comes in second behind the Dutch oven.

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Ivy August 23, 2013 at 12:07 am

I wish I had a cast iron skillet. This chicken dish includes all ingredients that I love and love the way it has browned.

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Ageekymom December 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm

This is our favorite chicken recipe. I make it so often that I’ve memorized it! I like your idea of tossing the potatoes in olive oil before adding them to the pan, I will have to try that. I need a bigger pan to increase the # of chicken pieces, but I’m not sure I could lift it! ;-)

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