Cast Iron Skillet Chicken And Rice Recipes


Cast iron skillet chicken and rice is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for a weeknight dinner. The combination of tender chicken, flavorful rice, and aromatic spices makes this recipe a family favorite. The best part is that it can be easily prepared in a cast iron skillet, which adds a unique depth of flavor to the dish.

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Season the chicken thighs with salt, pepper, paprika, thyme, and oregano.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the chicken thighs to the skillet, skin side down, and cook for about 5 minutes until the skin is crispy and golden brown. Flip the chicken and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  6. In the same skillet, add the diced onion, minced garlic, and diced red bell pepper. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are softened.
  7. Add the rice to the skillet and stir to coat it with the vegetable mixture.
  8. Pour in the chicken broth and bring it to a boil.
  9. Place the chicken thighs on top of the rice mixture in the skillet.
  10. Cover the skillet with a lid or aluminum foil and