Electric Skillet Fried Chicken
Have you ever wanted to prepare delicious and crispy fried chicken at home, but you find it intimidating? You are not alone. Cooking fried chicken on a stove-top can make maintaining the constant temperature needed for deep-frying difficult. With this recipe for electric skillet fried chicken, you will never have to worry if your oil is too hot or too cold!
The buttermilk marinade consistently produces juicy, tender chicken breast, and the flour-egg-flour dredging method ensures that it's always wrapped in that perfectly crunchy coating we all know and love. Try it with a delicious dipping sauce such as garlic mayo. You and your loved ones can skip the fast-food chicken and sample this crispy fare--- made in none other than your handy electric skillet.
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Electric Skillet Fried Chicken
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon parsley, dried
- 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 large eggs
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- juice of 1 lemon
- zest of 1 lemon
- 4 to 5 lbs raw chicken pieces, (or 2 small chickens, broken down)
- canola oil or peanut oil, for frying
- Meat thermometer
- Whisk the wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, lemon juice and lemon zest together.
- Flour. Egg. Flour. Coat the chicken pieces with the flour mixture. Next, dip the chicken into the egg mixture and once again into the flour mixture. Place on a sheet pan, making sure the pieces are spread out and not touching. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Prepare the electric skillet. Add enough oil to reach a depth of 1/2 inch in the skillet. It should reach about half-way up the chicken. Heat to medium-high (375°F).
- Fry the chicken. Fry the chicken for 10 minutes per side. Fry in 2 or more batches so that you do not crowd the pan, causing the oil to cool. The chicken should be a nice golden brown color.
- Reduce heat. Depending on the size of the chicken pieces, they may already be cooked through at this point. The internal temperature of the chicken needs to reach 165°F. If not, reduce the heat in the electric skillet to 350°F. Continue cooking chicken with the lid off until done. Check every 5 minutes.
- Drain & serve. You can drain the chicken on a wire rack with paper towel underneath it. Let cool & drip for 10 minutes. Serve.
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It does not include toppings.
Did you enjoy this recipe? I know my family and I certainly enjoy eating the incredible chicken. Not only does this chicken come out super crispy, but immensely flavorful as well with that lemon zing and buttermilk batter! I hope you never miss attempting to deep fry in a pot on the clunky stove range again. Please feel free to let me know through comments how this chicken turned out for you along with any suggestions. If you love it as much as I do, please share the article so that others may make it too. Thank you!
I am Joss, the creator and editor of In the Kitch. I am inviting you on this food journey with me to learn, grow and bring out that inner chef in you! All of the recipes I share here are recipes that I share with my own family. I hope to inspire you to get creative in your own kitchen!