Cast-Iron Skillet Chicken and Vegetables Dinner Recipe | Yummly

Cast-Iron Skillet Chicken and Vegetables Dinner

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Instead of deep-frying chicken as his family did growing up, Marrekus and Krysten Wilkes sear it with Southern spices and add veggies for a one-pot meal. As a shortcut instead of the dry seasonings for the chicken, the Wilkes like to use 2 tablespoons of their “Soul Dust” seasoning, available on their Cooks with Soul website. Note that if you don’t have a 12-inch cast-iron skillet you can use another heavy ovenproof frying pan this size, but you may need additional oil. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Marrekus and Krysten Wilkes of Cooks with Soul.


  • 2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper (coarsely ground)
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs (bone-in, skin-on)
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil (or other neutral cooking oil such as canola)
  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • chopped fresh parsley (for garnish)
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    1. Preheat oven to 400°. Scrub potatoes (no need to peel) and cut into 1-inch cubes.
    2. Combine salt, granulated garlic, and black pepper in a medium bowl. Add chicken and turn to coat.
    3. Set a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and add grapeseed oil; heat until oil starts to shimmer and smoke a little, 2 to 5 minutes.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium57% DV1380mg
    Fat46% DV30g
    Protein59% DV30g
    Carbs12% DV36g
    Fiber16% DV4g
    Calories540Calories from Fat270
    Total Fat30g46%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat270
    Total Carbohydrate36g12%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A220%
    Vitamin C30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    DeBe 5 days ago
    Delicious dish! I have a large family so I increased the ingredients. I also had to brown everything in my large cast iron then transfer to a large baking sheet. That was no problem and I don't feel that it made a difference in the recipe. Other than those accommodations I followed the recipe exactly. I think that adding some purple onion would be a nice addition. Loved it & will make again.
    Glen Neumann 10 days ago
    Really Good! Would use a little less salt next time around, but that’s a preference... will definitely make again.
    Caroline 12 days ago
    Love this recipe! It has become a staple in our house. I substitute different veggies and have also used turkey leg quarters and it’s always delicious.
    Richardson 13 days ago
    Good solid dinner. The cast iron pan is a pain to wash, but other than that, the chicken was good and the veggies were good.
    Livingston 15 days ago
    Was very tasty but a bit salty. Would cut half the salt next time. Needed more oven time to cook the potatoes through.
    Lizzy Michael 15 days ago
    Love this recipe! It’s shocking that the chicken was only seasons with salt, pepper and garlic- it is so flavorful! I will be making this recipe more!
    Douglas 19 days ago
    It was great! Very nice combination of fried chicken and veggies. We added broccoli and onions to the veggie mix, but you could kind of customize this anyway you want. We also used sweet potatoes instead of russet potatoes. Good comfort food, and it makes the whole house smell delicious!!!!
    Elaine Bryant a month ago
    Chicken was tasty but the vegetables needed to cook a bit longer than the receipe called for.
    Tarin a month ago
    Ok could have been better
    Allison Collins a month ago
    I don’t have a cast iron, but worked well transferring to a deep baking dish from a large sauté pan. Kids loved it, too! Absolutely delicious! Will make this over and over, with varying vegetables.
    Oladunni O. a month ago
    Super easy and yummy!
    Daphne Felsted a month ago
    It was really delicious! I didn't have any oregano so we used Italian seasoning and it turned out great!
    Saydona B. a month ago
    This is a pretty good, very easy dish to make. I really enjoyed it preparing it. I would add about 10-20 minutes of cook time to the potatoes or to the oven time so that the potatoes are a little bit softer. Otherwise, it's good.
    Courtney Sica a month ago
    It turned out great! I found that I needed to add more cooking time to each step, but it was so easy and so tasty!
    Miss Blondee a month ago
    I love this meal although I didn't drench it in the salt seasoning I sprinkled my house seasoning on it the second time I made it and it turned out fabulous.
    Andy a month ago
    meat was perfectly cooked. each step took a little longer than the reccomend time though. also, the chicken skin is very salty. overall great meal
    Linda Lewis 2 months ago
    My family thought it looked gourmet. Power outages for 24 hours from Utah windstorms and subsequent lack of refrigeration may have changed the flavor of the chicken prior to cooking... or was it the recipe? Either way 2020 is not my favorite.
    Rob Burnett 2 months ago
    This was very flavorful and tasty. Followed directions exactly and I was very happy with the dish.
    Theresa Counts 2 months ago
    Yum I loved this one Everything had a great flavor.
    Maggie Conway 2 months ago
    Really delicious meal! Easy peesy! Can’t wait to eat the extra cooked potatoes for breakfast tomorrow!
    Mark Quinn 2 months ago
    Great! The flavors mixed really well.
    Briana 2 months ago
    This is so simple, yet SO DELICIOUS! Came out just like the pictures!
    Stephanie Hill 2 months ago
    Very good, but a little heavy on the garlic and salt on the chicken. When we make it again I will most likely reduce the amount of salt and substitute rosemary or something similar for the garlic powder. The minced garlic in the vegetables is plenty for this recipe!
    Angel R. 2 months ago
    i used garlic salt rather than regular. 10/10
    Toni 2 months ago
    It turned out very well, although next time I think I’ll brown the chicken for a shorter time so I can leave it all in the oven longer. I think that way the potatoes and carrots will be softer.
    Raquel Lada 2 months ago
    Took way longer than instructed to bake, but was delicious!
    Marcos Palomares 2 months ago
    Great flavors and easy to make
    Kelly 3 months ago
    Very simple and really tasty! I am all for any good one pan meals and this one ticks all of the boxes.