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A plate of chicken and roasted carrots.

Iron Skillet Chicken + Carrots with Toasted Lager Mustard Sauce

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  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Break out the cast iron and your favorite beer and get cookin’ to celebrate Beer Month!


  • 4 pieces bone-in, skin on chicken thighs and/or legs (I used 2 whole chicken legs, 3 1/4 pounds total)
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 12 carrots, cut on the bias into 1-inch thick slices
  • 3/4 cup Bluepoint Toasted Lager (or your favorite lager)
  • 1-2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 1-2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Parsley, roughly chopped, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet (or other oven-proof skillet) over medium-high heat. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season liberally on both sides with salt and pepper. Add chicken to the skillet, skin-side down and let sear for 4 minutes. Add carrots and place the whole skillet into the oven.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip the chicken pieces and stir the carrots a bit and return to the oven for another 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F. Remove chicken and carrots to a platter and tent with foil to keep warm.
  4. If there’s a lot of liquid left in the pan, pour off the majority of it, leaving a few tablespoons plus the pan drippings. Place skillet back onto the stovetop over medium-high heat. Add beer, mustard and sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and allow to reduce, stirring occasionally. Taste the sauce – if it’s too sweet, add more mustard. If it’s not sweet enough, add a little more brown sugar. Add salt and pepper if needed. Remove from heat and stir in butter until melted.
  5. To serve, pour sauce over chicken and carrots, sprinkle on a little parsley and enjoy!


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 318
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Sodium: 270.9 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.1 g
  • Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Protein: 31.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 147.7 mg
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