Homey Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs and Legs with Pan Gravy

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Cast-Iron Cooking for Two: 75 Quick and Easy Skillet Recipes

By Joanna Pruess

Published 2019

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This delectable chicken roasted in a deep or regular 10-inch cast-iron skillet is the epitome of easy comfort food. A cup of aromatic vegetables are browned along with the chicken and then puréed with some broth and lemon juice into the delicious home-style gravy. Serve with mashed potatoes for more old-fashioned goodness.


  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ½


Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, combine the salt, thyme, lemon zest, and pepper.

Heat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Brush wit