With the Lodge Cast Iron Cook-It-All, you can grill and roast chicken over a campfire, creating crispy skin with juicy meat and a side of flavor-infused rainbow potatoes.
Disclosure: Lodge Cast Iron sponsored this post. Opinions are my own.
One pot meals sometimes get a bad rap. You know…the ones where everything is mixed together and turns out all one-note.
Well the Lodge Cast Iron Cook-It-All is changing one pot meals into meals we can all enjoy.
Their new 2-piece cooker comes with a grill/griddle and a wok/oven. It allows you to grill and roast your dinner.
And I should mention, you can do it all over a campfire. My favorite place to cook.
Season the chicken and potatoes
To make cast iron grilled chicken, start with a flavorful seasoning. I combined salt, paprika, herbes de provence, pepper, garlic and olive oil.
If you prefer to buy a store bought blend, just mix a tablespoon of seasoning with 3 cloves fresh minced garlic and 3 tablespoons olive oil.
Rub it all over the chicken, while you get your campfire going.
Now’s a good time to season the potatoes, too.
I love the small rainbow potatoes. They add such a pretty color and variety. Plus, the purple potatoes have added antioxidants. Bonus!
Check your campfire temp
Before setting the Lodge Cast Iron Cook-It-All griddle on the coals, make sure they’re not too hot.
If they’re so hot that you can’t hold your hand over them, you’re going to burn your meat. I speak from experience. These guys got a little too crispy.
Instead, create a small layer of coals and make sure you can comfortably hold your hand over them for 6-8 seconds.
Then, place the chicken on the grill skin side down, along with the seasoned potatoes.
Grill for around 5 minutes, and flip.
Now, thanks to the handy Cook-It-All lid, you can turn the pan into a roasting oven.
Simply place the lid (the upside-down skillet) over the grill, and add some coals to the top, for even heat.
While the chicken cooks, their drippings will steam inside the Cook-It-All, keeping the chicken extra juicy and adding flavor to the potatoes.
Continue cooking for 15-20 minutes, until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 165F.
When you remove the lid, the chicken will be juicy. The potatoes will be tender, and your one-pot campfire meal will be ready to make some campers extra happy.
Cast Iron Grilled Chicken with Rainbow Potatoes
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp herbes de provence
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 6 pieces chicken
- 1 lb small rainbow potatoes
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp kosher salt
Combine all of the chicken rub ingredients.
Trim excess fat from the chicken. Coat liberally with the rub.
Toss the potatoes in olive oil, minced garlic and salt.
Place the Lodge Cast Iron Cook-it-All grill pan over medium heat.
Place the chicken on the grill plate skin side down. Add the potatoes. Grill for 4-6 minutes.
Flip. Cover with the lid. Cook for 15-20 minutes, until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165F.
Remove from heat and serve.