Grilling Recipes

How to Sear Chicken in a Cast Iron Grill Pan



Tender, juicy chicken breasts are breeze to make and can be added to creamy pastas, healthy salads, and numerous other recipes. Here’s how to sear and bake them in a Lodge Cast Iron grill pan!

1. Brine your chicken in a resolution of 1 tbsp. salt and 2 tbsp. sugar in 2 cups of room temperature water. Stir the mixture until dissolved. Soak your chicken for 30 to 60 minutes. Any longer, and your chicken may be too salty.
2. Pat dry.
3. Apply the oil and spices of your choice to your chicken. We like garlic and pepper. Rub your spices in.
4. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Heat your grill pan to medium-high heat for 8 minutes.
5. Brush oil onto the pan.
6. Sear your chicken for 2 minutes. Flip, sear for 2 more minutes,
7. Remove pan from heat. Add 2 ice cubes to your pan (if you like your chicken perfect).
8. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
9. For the perfect chicken, let it rest for 5 minutes.

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31 thoughts on “How to Sear Chicken in a Cast Iron Grill Pan

  • @lodge cast iron – could you do this recipe with frozen chicken, but use the brine as both a brine and chicken dethaw method as well?

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  • aint nobody got time for all of this, just slice your chicken in half, add some spice, then throw int eh pan and sear till it comes loose from the pan. why do you have to make an overly complicated video?!

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  • The quality of this pan is so good, I use just a cooking spray and still nothing sticks to the pan. I condition the pan with some olive oil every week though!

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  • how to sear chicken in our cast iron grill pan

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  • This chicken is amazing, its my easy goto these days 😀

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  • This chicken is amazing, its my easy goto these days 😀

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  • This looks like a lot of steps, but I can tell you its actually pretty easy. The only thing I would recommend doing differently would be to set your oven to 375 instead. I did 350 the first 2 times and couldnt get my meat thermometer any higher than 160. You want chicken to be at least 165

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  • I want to try this with my 9" lodge skillet. would it work?

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  • Had to watch the video two times because it was too fast for me LOL but wow that chicken looks so good

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  • easy enough. Just like steak. I am mystified by the addition of the ice cubes though. Is it for moisture?

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  • This man put ice in his chicken. Lol. Other than that the video was amazing. I'm talking incredible. Great editing, prep, etc. Well done. Wow. I'm subscribed.

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  • wouldn't the ice cubes cause your pan to crack? I've read warnings about adding cold water to a hot pan. Wouldn't ice cubes be even worse?

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  • Wow these are great! I love my Lodge Skillet and use it in more than half my videos!

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  • I wouldn't consider this an easy method. I have not tried it so I cannot attest to the taste, texture and moistness of the chicken but to say this method is easy I do not think so.

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  • Made this tonight along with some dinner rolls in a separate Lodge pan. Delicious! One of the best and most simple chicken breast recipes I've followed, and a hit with the family!

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  • Man. My attempt was not as cute, and much more violent. Maybe I used too much oil. 😛

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  • My first grill pan was from lodge and I ended up getting burnt stuff stuck to it that wouldn't come off.

    I hear you're not supposed to use rubs with pieces of stuff in it(like garlic)

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  • I hope there are about six hand washing sessions cut out of this footage.

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  • I have a microwave with convection mode which I use for making cakes etc. Can I use that for baking the chicken ? BTW I just bought my first Lodge grill and pretty excited about it. Looking forward to grilling chicken, fish vegetables etc. Thanks for this video.

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  • I got my first cast iron skillet about 8 months ago.  A 10" Lodge.  The first time I cooked in it, I realized that I had been cooking the wrong way for 20 years! Teflon coated pans are now banned in my house.

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  • In my experience with Lodge cast iron, anything I've cooked in it, from eggs, to meats, to corn bread, effortlessly slides right out! With a simple wipe of the pan, I'm done! I love Lodge products, and highly recommend them! They've rekindled a love of cooking for me!

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