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.

Fried chicken pieces in a porcelain dish.

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Electric Skillet Fried Chicken

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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 515kcal
Author Joss D

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Sift the dry ingredients. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, parsley, oregano, garlic salt, salt and pepper.
  • 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 few minutes.
  • Drain & serve. You can drain the chicken on a wire rack with paper towel underneath it. Let cool & drip for 5-10 minutes. Serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Electric Skillet Fried Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 515 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 195mg65%
Sodium 876mg37%
Potassium 394mg11%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 345IU7%
Vitamin C 10.6mg13%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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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!

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