Cast Iron Green Chile Chicken

A Little Flare of the Southwest

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If you have ever been to the Southwest, then you know that green chilies are a sacred ingredient. These delicious peppers are both tangy and spicy, and can add a lot of flavor to what you are cooking on the grill.

The Cast Iron Green Chile Chicken recipe will combine the zesty flavor of the southwest with a simple dish like cast iron chicken. Cook it over some Cowboy Charcoal and you are in for a treat! And if you are feeling like more cast iron cooking then check out my Lemon Garlic Salmon!

Grilling up a full breasted chicken!

Grilling up a full breasted chicken!

Cooking Details

Yields: 2-4 Servings
Cook: 45 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes

Green Chile Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp of white flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Dash of ground cumin
  • 1 cup of chopped green chile peppers


Chicken Ingredients

  • 1 full breasted chicken
  • 1/4 stick of butter
  • 1/4 tsp of oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp of chili powder



  • In a skillet add olive oil, and roast the garlic and onions until tender.
  • Stir in flour, cumin, salt and pepper and let cook for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken stock and let simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add green chiles and let simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Pull Green Chile Sauce off and let cool for 30 minutes.
  • While letting the Green Chile Sauce cool, pull out chicken and season evenly with oregano, salt, pepper and chili powder.
  • Light the Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal in a charcoal chimney or mound inside your grill and let burn for 10-15 minutes. (Optional) Add 3-4 small pieces of hickory wood to the top of the charcoal for added flavor!
  • Place cast iron skillet over fire at least 5-10 minutes before cooking!
  • Once fire is medium heat, add chicken to cast iron skillet and let roast for 9 minutes per side.
  • Add Green Chile Sauce on top of chicken and let simmer in sauce for 2-3 minutes. Stir and baste chicken with sauce while cooking.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Want to find the right cast iron? Check out my recommended skillets!


Chicken with the Green Chile Sauce added!

Chicken with the Green Chile Sauce added!

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