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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!

Electric skillet fried chicken in porcelain dish with garlic mayo on the side.

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.

The internal temperature of chicken needs to come to 165°F. An accurate, splash-proof thermometer is a handy tool for this recipe!

Electric skillet fried chicken in porcelain dish with garlic mayo on the side.

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.

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!

Electric skillet fried chicken in weaved basket.

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!

Electric skillet fried chicken in a dish.

Electric Skillet Fried Chicken

Joss D
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.
4.77 from 13 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 574 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon parsley - dried
  • 1 teaspoon oregano - dried
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons 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
  • canola oil or peanut oil - for frying

Instructions
 

  • Sift the dry ingredients. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, parsley, oregano, garlic salt, salt and pepper.
    2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon parsley, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Whisk the wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, lemon juice and lemon zest together.
    3 large eggs, 1/3 cup buttermilk, juice of 1 lemon, zest of 1 lemon
  • 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.
    4 to 5 lbs raw chicken pieces
  • 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 about 5 to 10 minutes per side, depending on the size of the pieces. Fry in batches so that you do not crowd the pan, causing the oil to cool. The chicken should be a nice golden brown color and the juices should be clear. If using a thermometer, the internal temperature of the chicken needs to reach 165°F.
  • Drain & serve. You can drain the chicken on a wire rack with paper towel underneath it. Let cool & drip for 5-10 minutes. Serve.

Equipment

Electric Skillet

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 574kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 36gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 187mgSodium: 1164mgPotassium: 399mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 344IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 4mg

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

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