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Roasted Cast Iron Chicken

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

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When you’re looking for a healthy low-carb (or keto) meal packed full of flavor this cast iron chicken will be the perfect recipe idea. 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!

Pan Frying Chicken
Pan Frying 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. 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.

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

Once evenly seasoned all you really need to do is to get a good browning/crispiness on the skin and the oven will do the rest. 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.

Roasted Cast Iron Chicken

Roasted Cast Iron Chicken 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. Print This
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 920 calories 25.1 grams fat
Rating: 4.4/5
( 22 voted )


  • 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


  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.

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Amy January 3, 2018 at 5:38 am

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

Eric January 3, 2018 at 6:31 pm

Thanks a lot Amy! I truly appreciate it. This is definitely a good go to dish for me as often as possible 🙂

Frances Erickson January 4, 2018 at 9:44 am

More of these low carb meals, please

dudethatcookz January 4, 2018 at 10:32 am

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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Stefanie January 15, 2018 at 4:59 pm

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

Eric January 15, 2018 at 6:34 pm

Good catch! You add it right after the heavy whipping cream. Instructions have been updated to reflect. Hope you try it out!

Stefanie January 15, 2018 at 7:24 pm

Thanks for the update. I sprinkled it on at the end just prior to serving

Crystal Jones February 17, 2019 at 5:42 pm

And what about the white pepper?

Eric February 19, 2019 at 6:32 pm

Hi Crystal white pepper add in has been updated. Thanks for catching that!

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Lisa January 29, 2019 at 4:35 pm

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

At what point do I add the Paprika & Turmeric?


Eric January 31, 2019 at 8:20 pm

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!

LeAnn Szymanski April 22, 2019 at 11:44 am

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?

Eric April 24, 2019 at 6:28 pm

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!!

Barbara May 3, 2019 at 1:06 pm

How many carbs are in a serving?

Eric May 12, 2019 at 4:39 pm

Barbara this dish has 4 carbs for a 4 person serving calculation so it’s pretty minimal.

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