Cast-Iron Mexican Chicken

This easy cast iron chicken recipe is family friendly and the perfect weeknight dinner!

Recipe by Emeals

TOTAL TIME30 Minutes


  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 (16-oz) of Fresh Cravings Restaurant Style Salsa
  • 1 (15.5-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¾ cup shredded pepper-Jack cheese, shredded (or use Cheddar)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Sprinkle chicken with cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook chicken in hot oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes per side or until almost done.
  2. Surround chicken with salsa and beans; sprinkle cheese over chicken.
  3. Cover and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese melts and chicken is done. Sprinkle with cilantro, and squeeze with lime juice before serving.