Chicken in cast iron is always on the menu at my house. The chicken is seasoned with the potatoes and then tossed into the cast iron pot. If that doesn’t sound delicious enough. It’s then topped with some thinly sliced sweet onions and potatoes. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.
You should make this recipe for simplicity in it. You just have to throw everything into one pot and place it in the oven, and you are done. Well, that is until it’s finished baking. This recipe has potatoes, onions, and butter, just to name a few of the ingredients. It’s perfect for meal prepping, and you can substitute the chicken legs for any meat you choose. If that doesn’t scream, make me. I’m not sure what it does!
The thing I love about this chicken in cast iron recipe Is that the ingredients are what I like to call pantry approved. Yep, that’s right, everything for this recipe should be right in your pantry, and if they aren’t. They are pretty easy to find at your local grocery store!!
Chicken legs- I used chicken legs for this recipe, but you can use chicken breast if you want.
Onions-The sweet onions compliment this dish. The flavor of the onions works together well to create some fantastic flavors.
Potatoes- For this recipe, I used russet potatoes. You can use any type of potatoes you desire.
Smoked Paprika-This gives the recipe a tiny hint of smoky taste.
Black Pepper-Adds a hint of spicy.
Sea Salt-I used sea salt in this recipe, but you are welcome to use salt. I use sea salt because it’s healthier and less processed.
Garlic Powder adds a subtle fullness of flavor, and the great thing is you can almost always use as much as you like.
Butter-Helps brown the chicken's skin and adds a tremendous amount of flavor.
Let’s, be honest here. We all love a quick and easy recipe. As a busy mom of 3, I am entirely on board with super-easy recipes. This recipe is a mom’s best friend.
I love how this meal has a ton of variety in it. You don’t have to use chicken legs to make this chicken in cast iron, but you can also use other pieces of the chicken:
I mean, seriously, this recipe has unlimited meat substitutions.
When making this cast iron chicken, the only piece of equipment you will need is a cast iron skillet and the rest of the ingredients listed above.
As always, you want to make sure you are storing your chicken and potatoes in an airtight storage container. Once you have done that, you are good to go. This cast-iron chicken and potatoes last in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Anything other than that, you will run the chance of having some extremely dry chicken legs.
Warming up your cast iron chicken is a breeze. Pop it in the oven for about 1 minute, and you are good to go.
Tips for you
The time will vary depending on the chicken leg size. I used smaller chicken legs, so the time was much less, but I would say to allow at least 1 hour and 30 minutes with the more giant chicken legs.
According to the USDA, frozen chicken needs more time to cook. So, if my baked chicken is at 400 degrees and cooked for 40 minutes, it needs t cook frozen for 60 minutes.
Here are a few other chicken recipes that I know you will love
Last Updated on December 22, 2022 by Ronalyn Alston | Published: November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022