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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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    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.


    Alana Washington a month ago
    honestly so so good.
    MamaSue 2 months ago
    Yummy! Didn’t have a cast iron skillet, so things took a bit long to cook. But I improvised and it turned out great!
    Darryl May 2 months ago
    Turned out fairly well. Would definitely cook longer in oven, 25-30 minutes. Look forward to cooking again and using some of the other suggestions for vegetables.
    amy reynolds 2 months ago
    Excellent dish, the whole family, including the kids, loved it! I will be making it again.
    Simone 5 months ago
    It turned out perfect!!! I just had chicken leg quarter pieces so I had to adjust the baking time for 15 minutes longer. Also, it said to cook the carrots for only 5 minutes but I had to adjust the time for 15 minutes longer, since my hubby doesn’t like crunch carrots.
    Kaylee Walker 5 months ago
    Very good the way it is !
    John 6 months ago
    Great dish! I will make it again for sure!
    Hello Pchez 6 months ago
    turned out great. I did not do the veggies, cooked it a little longer my pieces were thick. seasoned with our normal grill specials.
    Karmen McMillan 7 months ago
    Pretty good. I’d cook it a bit longer but everything was great.
    Amber Boyd 7 months ago
    Decrease the salt on the chicken and lightly salt and pepper the potatoes and olive oil instead of grapeseed oil Muy deliciosa!
    Bev 8 months ago
    Perfecto! I decreases the salt to half as recommended from many reviews, added a few dashes of smoked paprika to the chicken spices, added zucchini and red peppers to the carrot part of the recipe and OMG! Wonderful dish—the potatoes, chicken, and veggies all turned out perfect! Thank you 👌
    Shaw 8 months ago
    Delicious! Added a few extra seasonings of choice, but I don’t think it needed it!
    Michelle Watts 8 months ago
    modified a bit, marinated the chicken in a citrus basil dressing. excellent flavors
    Patrick Ringel 8 months ago
    Amazing. Going to deglaze the pan next time with some chicken broth to add some more juice.
    Kristen Ball 8 months ago
    Great recipe! Would cut back on the salt a bit and cut the carrots in half to cook better but would def make again.
    Mark 8 months ago
    Just like the picture😘😋
    Carmen Johnston 9 months ago
    So good! We have this at least once a week. Simple and flavorful
    Julien Lee 9 months ago
    Not hard to make. Looks and tast good. Fast to prepare with easy to find ingredients. The grapeseed oil was a first for me, but worked well. I recommend.
    Justin Narsansky 10 months ago
    I only made the vegetable portion and it was a great side dish !
    DeVonte Paola 10 months ago
    i used sweet potatoes..on the chicken garlic powder, red dried chilis flakes and no salt seasonings. it was good.
    Alexxis Anderson 10 months ago
    So good! I didn’t do carrots but still amazing 🥰
    Bextrovert1 10 months ago
    1. Way too many potatoes and carrots unless you have a MASSIVE iron skillet and an obligate vegetarian who won’t eat chicken, and, therefor, you need the extra vegetables. 2. Prolly oughta deglaze the skillet unless you want to have Popeye arms in the morning. 3. My whole house smells like a Chinese food joint, so don’t use just any neutral oil; I used avocado oil, and it was non bueno for the smell. 4. With that many potatoes and carrots, you’re gonna need some extra time in the oven...unless you DO have a MASSIVE iron skillet to complete the stovetop portion of the recipe (I know, I already griped about that...kinda). Flavor? That’s some reaaaaal gooooood stuff! Other than that,
    Jennifer Gunning 10 months ago
    Salty!! I would cut the salt in half if I cook this again. The chicken took 30 minutes not 20 minutes.
    George Osuji 10 months ago
    I wouldn't suggest using 1 tbsp of salt. It was too much for my liking. Other than that, this is an easy and tasty recipe
    Alyson Reid a year ago
    Absolutely delicious! Will definitely be making this again.
    Randy a year ago
    Amazing! It’s a weekly staple at our house now.
    Christine R. a year ago
    Delicious!! Gonna try it with Sweet Potatoes next time.
    Pamela D. a year ago
    Good comfort food. I eased up on the salt after reading the reviews and found that it needed the salt after all. If you are comfortable with some food prep this is a good meal to prepare. My better half really liked it and it tasted better as day old leftovers.
    DeBe a year 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 a year ago
    Really Good! Would use a little less salt next time around, but that’s a preference... will definitely make again.