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Cast Iron Grilled Chicken

Cast Iron Grilled Garlic Chicken

  • Author: Ester Perez
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


Craving grilled chicken but too busy to start the grill?  I have a solution!  Make Cast Iron Grilled Chicken!  This delicious grilled chicken marinated in garlic and lemon tastes just as if it was hot off the grill.  It is effortless to make and cooks in less than 15 minutes.


  • juice of half lemon
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 6 chicken thighs with skin on
  • lemon wedges (optional)


  1. To make marinade add lemon juice, garlic and salt to a large mixing bowl. Stir and set aside.
  2. Remove bones from chicken thighs with kitchen shears. Place bones in a zip-lock bag, freeze and reserve for making chicken stock.
  3. Place chicken thigh on cutting board skin side up. Cover with plastic wrap and pound with flat side of meat mallet until chicken is even, about 1/2” to 3/4” thick. Place flattened chicken in marinade and coat on all sides. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  4. Heat cast iron griddle to medium heat.
  5. When cast iron is hot, place chicken skin side down and grill 8 minutes. Using tongs, turn chicken over and grill another 5 minutes.
  6. Remove chicken and let rest 3-5 minutes. Slice and serve with lemon wedges.
  • Prep Time: 12 mins
  • Cook Time: 13 mins
  • Category: Main
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