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Rhubarb Chicken Skillet

Cast iron skillet of rhubarb chicken with lemon
Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 45 min Total Time: 50 mins
Servings 8
Calories 642 kcal
The summer chicken dish that will have you pining all year and unable to go back to simple lemon baked chicken. Tart rhubarb and savory broth combine with bone-in drums and thighs for a rich and satisfying chicken skillet.
  • extra virgin olive oil (enough to cover the bottom of the cast iron pan and sear the chicken.)
  • 5 pounds Bone-in chicken legs with the skin on (about 4 drums, and 4 thighs)
  • salt and pepper (enough to lightly salt and pepper both sides of the chicken)
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 lemons
  • 7 stalks rhubarb (about 4 cups chopped)
  • 5 springs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup chicken bone broth
  • 1/3 Fresno pepper (1/3 of the full pepper, can sub with 1/4 jalapeno or serrano pepper instead)
  1. Salt and pepper the chicken thighs and drums
  2. Heat EVOO on medium-high heat and sear chicken thighs and drums skin-side down for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Salt and pepper the other side. Then flip and sear for another 3-5 minutes so both sides are golden. Remove chicken and set aside
  3. During searing, chop rhubarb, dice green onion whites, mince garlic and cored and seeded pepper
  4. Add onion whites followed by peppers and garlic to the oil in the cast-iron skillet. Stir and saute for 30 seconds.
  5. Add broth, juice of 1 lemon, and the thyme sprigs and let simmer for 2 minutes
  6. Add rhubarb and cover, simmering for 5 minutes
  7. Turn on Oven to broil at 500 degrees
  8. Add chicken thighs back in. Slice remaining lemon and 1 remaining green onion top sliced lengthwise and add to the top of the skillet.
  9. Broil for 5-10 minutes at 500 until perfectly golden on top. Optionally garnish with fresh green onion slivers
  10. Serve over rice or polenta.
Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 642kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g73%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Sodium 329mg14%
Potassium 779mg23%
Total Carbohydrate 6g2%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 47g94%

Vitamin A 333 IU
Vitamin C 22 mg
Calcium 76 mg
Iron 2 mg

* This nutrition information does not tell the whole story of food's nutritional value! Make sure to use your gut intuition on what your body needs, eat your veggies and get 30 plants a week for optimal gut health. This nutritional data is calculated based on the above values and standard brands. This information may vary. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Tried this Recipe? Tag me Today! Mention @EatYourWayClean or tag #EatYourWayClean!


You can make this more efficiently by chopping the vegetables while the chicken is searing and slicing the green onions while the sauce simmers.