Lemon Chicken Skillet with Veggies and Potatoes
I love cooking with cast iron skillets because they are an ideal choice for meats and other foods that need high heat. If you are cooking with healthy oils, onions, garlic, spices or peppers these skillets do wonders for transferring the flavors around.. potatoes are a testament to this as they hold in all of those flavors inside while the outside gets nice and crispy. If it’s not too formal an occasion, I also like serving right from the skillet (as they often do in breakfast joints). It makes it fun for the person eating (maybe you!). Skillets also stay warm or even hot for quite a while (so be mindful not to serve it up when the skillet is too hot).
Below is one of my husband’s favorite recipes: Lemon Chicken Skillet with Veggies and Potatoes.
- 2 Pieces Big of Bone In Chicken Breast
- 1 Lemon
- 2 Tablespoon of Unsalted Butter
- 2 Tablespoon of Virgin Olive Oil
- Seasonings :
- 2 Teaspoon of Kosher or Sea Salt
- 1 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
- 1 Clove of Garlic or 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder minced
- 1 Spring Fresh Rosemary
- 1/3 cup of Vegetable or Chicken Broth Low Sodium
- Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
- Pinch of Sugar
- Extras :
- Red Bell Pepper
- Preheat the oven to 425 F.
- Place the chicken in a cast iron skillet, rub and massage with Butter, Lemon Juice, Kosher Salt, Onion Powder, Minced Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes, Sugar.
- Add the Rosemary Spring and Chicken/Vegetable Broth.
- Transfer the skillet into the oven and roast until the Chicken is cooked for about 15 - 20 minutes. Set aside
- In same skillet, cook potatoes, zucchini , red bell pepper
- Drizzle the remaining juice over the vegetables.
- Serve and Enjoy
Cast Iron is also oven-safe and actually easy to clean. The best way to clean cast iron skillets are by hand, just use a soft sponge and warm water. Avoid detergents, liquid soaps and also refrain from using metal scouring pads as they can scratch, damage, and remove the layers of the skillet. I try to clean the skillet when its still warm , simply use coarse salt and softly rub with sponge. Dry pat immediately.