Busy moms often have so much going on that there is little time to get dinner on the table. You know it isn't healthy to stick to hot dogs or cereal, but sometimes, you really need something quick! Trying to be frugal is important as well, so buying fast food or going out isn't in everyone's budget, nor is that a healthy way to eat, and it certainly doesn't bring the family around the table at dinnertime for those family times that we all need. That is why I was excited to find this method of pan roasting a chicken in a cast iron skillet in about half an hour.
This recipe is taught by Chef Kevin Gillespie, the winner of Fan Favorites on Top Chef! He just seems like such a down to earth, kind person and he really knows how to cook! I remember rooting for him on his season.
After the chicken is well browned on both sides, you put it into a 500 degree oven for about 15-20 min.! I was shocked! I have never had my oven set all of the way to 500 degrees! It kind of scared me! He even said that it would set off the smoke alarms! You should see the smoke when he pulls his chicken out of the oven! Mine got smokey, but the alarms didn't go off.
My husband was so excited to see this chicken when he got home from work! He loves a good chicken, roasted or fried. It was very delicious. I didn't cut up a whole chicken for this like Chef Kevin did. I had leg quarters, so that is what I used. But, what a great way to get a nice roasted chicken and salad on for dinner in about half an hour!
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Last but not least, I just had to show you this skillet, Ha Ha! For your rock and roll chefs!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to ten and counting! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, and my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!
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