Easy Cast Iron Seared and Oven Baked Chicken Breast
This is a great way to prepare chicken. It took me a total of 30 minutes including prep time to make two delicious chicken breasts to bring as an easy lunch/dinner for later. I used a cast iron skillet. You can put your cast iron skillet right in the oven or use it on the stove-top; One of many reasons I love cast iron. If you don't have a cast iron skillet on hand, look into getting one, but you can use anything oven-safe.
-Free range chicken breast(s)
-Olive oil, coconut oil, or ghee (your preffered cooking fat)
-Pepper, thyme, rosemary, basil, and sage
1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Pre-heat your cast iron skillet on medium heat.
3. Season your chicken breasts with a generous portion of cooking oil and all the spices on both sides. Rub 'em down good.
|Season the bird. Rub it down good ;).|
5. Place your chicken into the cast iron skillet and sear it for 3-4 minutes a side over medium heat.
|Place 'em in the skillet. Wait 3-4 minutes.|
|Flip 'em. Tongs help.|
|After another 4 minutes, they are ready for the oven. I flipped them back first.|
|Put the whole skillet right in the oven.|
|Let 'em rest. Be proud that you just cooked a great, healthy, easy Paleo meal.|
|I brought one breast to work/school for lunch. I just added some carrots, grass fed sharp cheddar, baby kale, baby spinach, and arugula =).|
Thanks for reading!
-Perry, The Simple Paleo Cook