Crispy Iron Skillet Chicken
Sautéeing and then oven-roasting gives this rustic chicken a crunchy crust and keeps it moist and succulent inside.
Executive Chef Eddy Shin at Chapter 8 Steakhouse in Agoura Hills, Calif., uses a cast-iron skillet for his chicken, which he starts on the stovetop and finishes in the oven. This dish is best served immediately.
- 2 bone-in chicken breast halves or leg quarters
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
- 3 tablespoon canola, peanut or vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 450F.
- Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat. Add oil and place chicken skin side down in the pan.
- Cook 7 to 8 minutes or until a crispy crust forms.
- Place in oven and bake 15 to 20 minutes. Pierce chicken with a fork near end; if juices run clear, chicken is done.