There's something about the smell of rosemary, simmering on a stovetop, that instantly transports me to cozy memories of cold-weather gatherings and warm meals with friends and family.

In this recipe, we wanted to bring that spirit to life, in a classic, simplistic and minimal way – perfect for packing up and taking on the road this fall or holiday season. All you need is a cast iron skillet, a small cooler and a grill (or open flame). This meal checks all the boxes: healthy, easy, full of flavor, and you can make it just about anywhere.

Cast Iron Skillet Rosemary Chicken

camp cooking rosemary chicken

7 Ingredients
5-minute Prep
25-minute Cook

Gear used in this video:
Lodge Cast Iron Skillet – 12 in.
GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Camper Cookset
Barebones Path Finder Cooler
Light My Fire Meal Kit 2.0


– 3 tbsp olive oil

– 1 sprig rosemary

– 1 sprig thyme

– Skin-on, bone-in chicken breast

– Small bundle asparagus

– Salt

– Pepper


– Turn grill on medium heat.

– Add olive oil to cast iron along with rosemary.

– Sauté 2-3 minutes

– Add seasoned chicken breast to skillet, and use spoon to baste with oil and herbs.

– Cook until brown, about 12 minutes, then turn over.

– Use spoon to baste oil and herbs on other side.

– While chicken cooks, flash cook the asparagus in same cast iron.

– Salt and pepper to taste.

– Plate and enjoy!

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