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Cast Iron Cooking: Oven-Fried Chicken with Aromatic Spice Rub

Aromatic rub for oven fried chicken
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 6-8 pieces of chicken with skin and bone I used breasts, wings, legs. You can use various and adjust cooking times)
  • olive oil
  • lime juice
  • spice rub see recipe below
  • cast iron frying pan


  • One hour prior to preparing, rub chicken very lightly with olive olive oil, rub generously with rub, cover and bring to room temperature.
  • minutes prior to cooking, preheat oven to 450 degrees. If you don’t have good ventilation, reduce heat to 400 degrees.
  • minutes prior to cooking, put pan in oven to heat up. Rub with 1 to 2 teaspoons of olive oil.
  • Make sure chicken pieces have enough rub on them. You may need to add more.
  • Place in hot pan, skin side down. Put in lower part of oven.
  • If cooking larger pieces (breasts) turn after 30 minutes. Cook 30 minutes more.
  • If only cooking legs and thighs turn at 20 minutes.I cooked all pieces at same time and legs and wings were able to brown more, which we liked.


Buy a whole chicken and have your butcher cut it into pieces. Tell the butcher you want all pieces included the back, which you can freeze and use for soup.