Cast Iron Cooking: Oven-Fried Chicken with Aromatic Spice Rub
Aromatic rub for oven fried chicken
of chicken with skin and bone
I used breasts, wings, legs. You can use various and adjust cooking times)
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.