Cast-Iron Cowboy Chicken

Cowboy chicken is as flavorful as it is colorful – added bonus that it’s healthy too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Chicken Dinner
Servings: 4
Author: Kelli


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cups cowboy caviar link for recipe in post


  • Preheat oven to 350F and place cast iron skillet on stove over high heat for 5 minutes.
  • While skillet and oven are heating up, combine paprika, thyme, cumin, and salt. Plate chicken breasts on cutting board or plate. Rub spice mixture over chicken and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Remove cast iron skillet from heat. Place seasoned chicken in heated skillet and cook 1 minute per side.
  • Place skillet in oven and finish cooking chicken in oven, about 10 minutes. Let sit for a few minutes.
  • To serve, place ½ cup cowboy caviar on each plate. Top with cooked chicken breast and enjoy.


Recipe for the cowboy caviar makes about 8 cups, so feel free to halve the recipe if just making it for this dish