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Cast Iron Chicken Skillet

Cast Iron Chicken Skillet

This weekend has been one of those where I felt like I was chasing my tail. I had a lot of things to get done, and was trying to do it all at once, and before I knew it the weekend was almost over. This sunday I made it a priority to take a break and make a delicious recipe I have been craving for free weeks now: a cast iron chicken skillet.


I have had skillets before at restaurants but I never really made them at home.  I recently got a nice Cast Iron Skillet , and was determined to finally make one.

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I am a sucker for caramelised-anything, so I added onions to it. I will show you how to turn the onion into caramelized heaven. I have to warn you though, I was tempted to finish the whole skillet on my own…so be careful 😉


Before I jump to the recipe I want to let you know that this recipe is low carb. So if you are making this for your family and wish to add other vegetables such as potatoes for example, you may do so of course.  You will not ruin the recipe by adding more vegetables.


I feel like this is one of those recipes that you can hardly get wrong. I am usually not afraid of adding more of my favorite spices – as long as you don’t overdo it with salt and pepper, you should be fine.

In this recipe: you will need a Cast Iron Skillet 
Cast Iron Chicken Skillet

The onion will finish caramelizing in the oven, so make sure you have some bread ready to ‘déguster’ with the sauce

Cast Iron Chicken Skillet

Cast iron chicken skillet


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp grass fed/ organic butter
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1 cup of cauliflower
  • 3 large carrots
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of water


  1. Heat up a cast iron on medium heat.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 400°F.
  3. Add the chopped onion, the olive oil and the chicken breasts to the cast iron, and cook in medium heat for about 2 minutes on each side. Add the paprika, cilantro and mix everything well.
  4. As the onions cook (as you stir), they will start to take on a golden/brown color. Once you cook the chicken breasts for 2 minutes on each side, place the cast iron aside.
  5. Slice the vegetables and add them to the chicken and onion.
  6. Heat up the butter in the microwave (for 15 seconds) until it starts to melt.
  7. Mix in the pepper, salt, the lemon juice, the parmesan cheese, the garlic and the water. Mix well and pour equally on the chicken and vegetables.
  8. Place in the oven to cook for about 40 minutes.
  9. To make sure the vegetables are fully cooked before serving, poke the carrots with a fork and see if it is still hard.
  10. Drizzle with olive oil before serving.
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  • Reply
    March 23, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Wow this looks really good!

    I always switch to smoked paprika in recipes. So I might try that when i cook the recipe.

    • Reply
      Coach Sofia
      March 23, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Hey Marc,
      Yess it does. It was probably one of my most delish dishes I’ve ever made 😛 I never used smoked paprika I’ll have to look it up 🙂

  • Reply
    June 11, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Hi Sofia,
    I would like to make this tonight. Can you tell me how much lemon juice the recipe calls for? It says 1/2 lemon juice. Does that mean half of a lemon – juiced? Or is there a measurement of lemon juice we should be using?

    • Reply
      Coach Sofia
      June 12, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      Hi Lisa,

      Yes I meant 1/2 lemon – juiced! I’m sorry just saw your comment. I hope this isn’t too late..and I hope you enjoy the dish. It’s super yummy!!

  • Reply
    January 2, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Looks great cooking this tonight and we live a healthy fit holistic lifestyle.

    • Reply
      Coach Sofia
      January 3, 2018 at 3:02 am

      Awesome 🙂 I’ve been making this skillet a LOT too lately!

  • Reply
    May 15, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    I don’t have a cast iron skillet–would it turn out good just in a regular glass baking dish, do you think?

    • Reply
      Coach Sofia
      May 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm

      Hi Margie,
      I have tried it in a glass baking dish and it didn’t turn out as good. The onions didn’t caramelize and the chicken was very chewy. I would cook the chicken and onion on the stove and bake the veggies and add them up together for better results. You want the onions to caramelize!

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