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Chicken in a cast iron skillet with cilantro and lemons.
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Lemon Lime Cilantro Cast Iron Chicken

If you're looking for your family's new favorite recipe, this Cast Iron Chicken Thighs is it! Made with thighs that turn out juicy inside with a hint of crispness on the outside, everyone will want the recipe for this one! Easy enough for a family dinner, but elegant enough for company, this easy recipe will be one you'll want to make over and over again.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4 servings


  • 8 chicken thighs bone in, skin on (room temp)
  • Olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 1 C white wine
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 2 C chicken broth
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped with stems removed
  • Chicken seasoning mix below
  • Chicken Seasoning mix:
  • 1 TBSP Red Mash Sea Salt Use any peppery sea salt, or regular for no spice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 TBSP garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix spices in a bowl.
  • Use paper towels to pat the thighs dry.
  • With the seasoning mix, rub each thigh back and front as well as under the skin.
  • Set the thighs aside at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Pour 1-2 tbsp of olive oil in a cast iron skillet to heat.
  • Add the thighs to the skillet browning on both sides.
  • Remove the thighs from the skillet and set aside briefly.
  • Next lower the heat while slowly adding white wine.
  • Cook to reduce the wine. Add the broth.
  • Bring the liquid to a simmer next add the lime juice and garlic.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet; adding the cilantro.
  • Increase temp to a high-simmer for about 5 minutes or so.
  • Cover the skillet and put in a 375 degree oven for 45 minutes.
  • Uncover for 5-10 minutes to crisp chicken.
  • Take out of the oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Add cilantro and lemon to garnish the chicken.