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Cast Iron Chicken Breast

Jul 03, 2023Jul 03, 2023

Looking for a weeknight dinner idea that’s sure to please? Try my recipe for cast iron chicken breast! Made with a variety of seasonings and sauces, you’ll love this easy-to-make dish.

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I have some tried and true recipes that I like to have on rotation for weeknight dinner in my house. Air fryer steak bites, Instant Pot mac and cheese, and air fryer chicken fajitas are just a few. As much as I love spending time in the kitchen, weekdays are busy and I often don’t have a lot of time on my hands. I like to save my more elaborate recipes for the weekends!

This recipe for cast iron chicken breast is one of my latest easy-to-make dishes that’s perfect for busy at-home chefs. The ingredients are simple, and I bet you have most of them in your pantry already. You’ll only need one pan to make it, and it comes together in just under 30 minutes.

Cooking chicken in cast iron along with my homemade sauce will give you sweet, spicy, and oh-so-satisfying results. Easy, quick, and delicious, it checks all of my weeknight dinner boxes.

I’m sure you’re going to love cast iron skillet chicken breast just as much as my family and me. Pair it with your favorite side dishes and voila, dinner is served!

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Place your large cast iron skillet (I love Lodge Cast Iron) over medium-high heat, then add the olive oil. Swirl it around so that it coats the entire pan.

STEP TWO: Add your boneless chicken breast to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Allow it to sear for 3-4 minutes on one side, then flip. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the chicken for 10-15 more minutes.

STEP THREE: Make your sweet and spicy sauce while the chicken cooks by mixing the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.

STEP FOUR: When there are only 2-3 more minutes left of the cooking time, pour the sauce over the chicken in the skillet. Let it caramelize and thicken before removing the skillet from the heat. Serve and enjoy your cast iron skillet chicken breast!

Add some oil to the pan! When cooking chicken in cast iron you need to add some sort of oil to prevent it from getting stuck.

I like using olive oil best, but you could also use avocado oil or even canola. Just make sure that it’s high-heat cooking oil.

No one likes tough and dry chicken. That’s why I love my grilled chicken cast iron recipe so much!

Another key piece to moist results is seasoning the chicken with salt and pepper first. It really makes a difference!

Your grilled chicken in cast iron should be ready and safe to eat after about 15 minutes.

If you’re concerned about eating raw chicken, I recommend using a food-safe thermometer to check the internal temperature. If it’s 165 degrees F or higher, it’s done!

After you’ve added the oil to the skillet, heat it over medium-high.

The pan needs to be hot enough to sear the outside of the boneless chicken breast.

Then you can lower the heat to cook it low and slow. I swear by this method!

Juicy chicken cooked in a sweet and spicy sauce in one cast iron pan

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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weekdays are busy easy-to-make dishesone panit comes together in just under 30 minutes.Pair it with your favorite side dishes and voila, dinner is served!How to Make Cast Iron Chicken BreastSTEP ONE: STEP TWO: STEP THREE: STEP FOUR:What to Serve With Cast Iron Chicken BreastVariations for Cooking Chicken in Cast IronIf you don’t like spicy foodsFeel free to switch up the spicesAdd your favorite veggiesYou can also bake cast iron chicken breastUse another cut of chickenHow to Keep Chicken From Sticking to Cast Iron?add some sort of oilHow Do You Cook Chicken Breast in a Pan Without it Drying Out?Start by searing itThen, turn the heat down so that it cooks low and slowHow Do You Know When Grilled Chicken in Cast Iron is Done?after about 15 minutesHow Hot Does the Pan Need to Be For Cast Iron Chicken Breast?The pan needs to be hot enough to sear the outside of the boneless chicken breast.Other Chicken Recipes You’ll Love:Prep TimeCook TimeTotal Time Cuisine: Category: