The Best Lemon Chicken in a Cast Iron Skillet
There are some recipes that make a lot of other meals possible. This is one of them. If you know how to make a great piece of chicken you've opened up a world of improv cooking possibilities.
Serves 4 - 6
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400.
In a large cast iron skillet (or other oven-safe pan) heat oil over medium-high heat.
In the meantime, season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
Once the oil is hot, place the chicken in the skillet and sear it for 3-4 minutes. Flip it over and sear for another 3-4 minutes.
Squeeze a little lemon juice over the chicken and place the lemon slices on top. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip the chicken and reposition the lemon slices. Bake for another 10 - 12 minutes depending on thickness, or until the internal temperature reads 165.