Cast Iron Baked Chicken
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Simple baked chicken breasts, perfect to make for any meal, to top a salad, and great to add to lots of recipes including pasta and soup recipes.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 servings
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts ( each chicken breast I had were large, 1 lb breasts. If you're are smaller you can use 4 smaller breasts in one pan, giving them room to brown nicely in a 12" skillet)
  • 1 teaspoon oil (I use avocado oil, it has a high smoke point)
  • salt and pepper (I use coarse kosher salt)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  1. Heat your oven to 350°
  2. Next heat the cast iron skillet on the stove and add a teaspoon of oil to the skillet and brown the chicken breasts on both sides.
  3. Cover the pan with foil or a lid, and bake for 20 minutes, then remove and add 2 tablespoon water, place cover back on and return to the oven for the remaining 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165.
  4. Remove pan from oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes, this will allow the juices to settle into the meat and help keep it moist.
  5. Then slice and serve.
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