Iron Skillet Garlic Chicken

Make good use of your cast iron skillet with this simple chicken dinner.

Recipe by Kimme Hargrove

  • 1 whole chicken, cut in half (purchase already halved, or ask your butcher cut a whole chicken in half)

  • 1 tablespoon plus ½ cup olive oil

  • Salt, to taste

  • Pepper, to taste

  • 5 fresh thyme sprigs

  • Whole, peeled cloves from 2 garlic bulbs

Heat oven to 375°F.

On the stovetop, heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high. Rub chicken with 1 tablespoon olive oil, and season liberally with salt and pepper. Cook chicken for 7-8 minutes on both sides until browned.

Pour remaining ½ cup olive oil over chicken, and sprinkle thyme sprigs and garlic cloves all around the meat. 

Cover, and cook for 1-1½ hours until the center of the chicken reaches at least 165°F. Serve with all the juices and roasted garlic.


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