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Roasted Cast Iron Chicken

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When you’re looking for a healthy low-carb or keto meal packed full of flavor, this Roasted Cast Iron Chicken paired with sauteed spinach & mushrooms is the perfect idea!

Roasted Cast Iron Chicken with Mushroom and Spinach Saute
Roasted Cast Iron Chicken with Mushroom and Spinach Saute

This is a simple chicken dinner preparation that appears on my dinner table at least one night a week. I’m not sure what the actual secret is as to why food taste so great when cooked in cast iron skillets, but I like it a lot! Combining the texture and moisture from the chicken quarters along with the great flavors from the fresh vegetables (and mushrooms), you’ll feel a lot less guilty for eating something that taste this great.

When making the Roasted Cast Iron Chicken:

  • In order for the chicken to have your taste buds dancing it has to be juicy — and not overcooking it will contribute to that. 
  • You’ll want to pan fry the chicken in the cast iron skillet first before placing it in the oven to continue to cook. This ensures the chicken skin “fat” renders all the way down and is still crispy after baking. Once evenly seasoned and you have a good crispiness on the skin, the oven will do the rest.
  • Fresh spinach does not go a long way and although it seems as though you are making enough for a family of 6, it may only feed two people, literally. 🙂
Pan Frying Chicken
Pan Frying Chicken

For those that are cautious of the amount of calories you’re taking in, this Roasted Cast Iron Chicken will certainly prove to be right on time. It is also perfect to enjoy as leftovers — well, that is if there is any left!

Roasted Cast Iron Chicken with Mushroom and Spinach Saute
Roasted Cast Iron Chicken with Mushroom and Spinach Saute
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Roasted Cast Iron Chicken with Mushroom and Spinach Saute

Roasted Cast Iron Chicken


  • Author: Eric
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 48 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

When you’re looking for a healthy low-carb or keto meal packed full of flavor, this Roasted Cast Iron Chicken paired with sauteed spinach & mushrooms is the perfect idea.


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Ingredients

  • 2 Whole Chicken Quarters
  • 10 oz. Fresh Leaf Spinach
  • 1/4 cup Sherry Cooking Wine
  • 1/3 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp. and 1/2 tsp. Minced Garlic, Separated
  • 1/2 tsp. Organic Ground Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. Paprika
  • 3/4 tsp. Ground Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp. Organic Ground White Pepper
  • 4 oz. Fresh White Mushrooms
  • 5 tbsp. Butter

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat cooking pan to medium heat and add 3 tbsp of butter. Season chicken with turmeric and paprika then add 1/2 tsp of the minced garlic into heated pan. Add chicken quarters and brown the skin side for 7 minutes then the back side for 5 minutes. Once done, remove chicken from stove top and set aside.
  2. Remove most of the excess liquid from pan and add the other 2 tbsp of butter. Add 1 tbsp of minced garlic, sherry cooking wine, white pepper and chicken stock to pan and allow to cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add heavy whipping cream, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, ground thyme and mushrooms (optional) then allow to cook for 2 minutes. Add fresh spinach and dash of garlic powder and allow the spinach to cook down for 2 minutes or until wilted.
  4. Place the chicken quarters back into the pan with ingredients with the skin side up and remove from heat. Place pan into a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, allow to cool then serve.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 920
  • Fat: 25.1

Keywords: chicken, roasted chicken, chicken and spinach

21 Comments

  1. Hi Eric, it looks like you’ve definitely turned something good into something great with this recipe. It looks and sounds amazing!

  2. Frances Erickson

    More of these low carb meals, please

    • dudethatcookz

      I’ll actually be sharing 5 more low carb recipes the week of January 15th. Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Love this recipe but at what point do you use the parmesan cheese?

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  8. I can’t wait to try this recipe!! It looks so delicious!

    At what point do I add the Paprika & Turmeric?

    Thanks!

    • Thanks so much Lisa. The steps should updated adding the seasoning to the chicken. Please let me know if you have any questions and please let me know when you do it and let me know how it came out. Thanks again!

  9. LeAnn Szymanski

    I made this and it was beautiful! The sauce was amazing however I didn’t think the chicken had much flavor. Did I do something wrong?

    • While looking at this recipe I definitely need to update the amounts of seasonings used and I normally don’t use a lot of salt but I truly appreciate you trying it out and your feedback LeAnn. I will update it accordingly and thanks again!!

  10. How many carbs are in a serving?

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