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Cast iron skillet chicken breast

Sava's Kitchen
This cast iron skillet chicken breast recipe makes the juiciest and the best meat that goes along with any side dish. Well-seasoned chicken breast is seared and then, baked until golden brown in a cast iron pan.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 14 mins
Cook Time 26 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 276 kcal


  • 1 Cast iron skillet
  • 1 set of measuring spoons
  • 1 kitchen tongs
  • 1 sheet of foil


  • 3 medium size chicken breast
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dry oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper or more by taste
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower or avocado oil or add more as needed


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Take out the chicken and let it rest at room temperature for at least 15 minutes. In a small bowl, add salt and garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, paprika and black pepper.
  • Rub the chicken on both sides generously with the seasoning mix and a Tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Preheat cast iron skillet on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes. Now, add the remaining 2 Tablespoons of oil. Carefully place chicken breast onto a hot pan. Sear 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden-brown.
  • Place the cast iron pan in the oven and bake for 19-25 minutes until the chicken is no longer pink inside and the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Transfer it to a plate. Cover the plate with foil and let it rest for 5 minutes. Enjoy!


  • bring raw chicken to room temperature by letting it rest on a counter for at least 10 minutes.
  • make sure to preheat the cast iron skillet very well.
  • once you lay chicken onto a pan, do not move it until it's time to flip it.
  • nutritional facts are for information purposes only, and not to be considered medical advice.


Calories: 276kcalProtein: 42.5gFat: 9.5gSodium: 383mg
Keyword baked chicken, cast iron chicken, chicken breast
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