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Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Breast – Ready in 12 Minutes

by radoo_ngnh2u

Cast iron skillet chicken breast is full of flavor, tender and juicy. You only need a few common ingredients to whip this up quickly. It’s great on its own, or add it to salads, wraps, bowls, and more.

Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Breast

This cast-iron skillet chicken breast is a favorite over here. It’s one of those proteins that you can whip up in a flash, or make a big batch to use throughout the week.

It’s just so versatile. You can add it to so many things, or use it as a main course and serve it up with some sides.

It took some time, but I found (in my opinion) the perfect blend of herbs and spices to season chicken with. This cast-iron skillet chicken breast is juicy and bursting with flavor. Throw it on the grill or use a cast iron grill pan or skillet.

There were many times when I served less than ideal chicken breast to my fiance (poor guy). But now, those days are over. And they ended with this recipe. When I served it to him on my Loaded Cobb Salad, he said, and I quote “this is the best chicken I’ve ever had”. He said it was restaurant quality taste, and I knew I had to get this recipe up on the blog

Here’s a Tip: Make a big batch of this seasoning and store up to 4 months. This makes it even faster in a pinch because you don’t have to get out a bunch of different spices each time.

Anyways, let’s get to the recipe.

Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Breast

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Avocado oil
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Oregano
  • Onion powder
  • Salt & Pepper

Grilled Cast Iron Chicken


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1.5 tbsp avocado oil


  • Mix herbs and spices in a dish.
  • Slice both chicken breasts in half so they are less thick.
  • Salt & pepper chicken on one side, then generously season with spice mixture. (Optional: Pat the mixture into chicken.)
  • Flip over and repeat the step above.
  • Optional: If you have time and want to prepare a side, you can let your chicken sit with this mixture out on the counter for 10 minutes and it acts as a dry brine and soaks in the flavor of the seasoning more.
  • Heat up oil in cast iron skillet or grill pan on medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil and pan are hot, add the chicken breasts. Cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • When the internal temp comes to 165 degrees F or juices run clear, it's ready. Let it rest on a cutting board or plate for a few minutes.
  • After they are done resting, serve and enjoy. 🙂
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1 comment

Stacy August 18, 2021 - 2:14 pm

Cast Iron is one of my favorite ways to cook. The spice combination for this recipe sounds amazing.


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