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.

Electric Skillet Fried Chicken

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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 40 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 457kcal
Author Joss D

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, dried
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 (2 1/2 to 3 lb) small whole chickens, cut into pieces
  • canola oil

Instructions

  • Sift the dry ingredients. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, paprika, parsley and garlic salt.
  • Whisk the wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, lemon juice and lemon zest together.
  • Flour. Egg. Flour. Coat the chicken with the flour mixture. Next, dip the chicken into the egg mixture and once again into the flour mixture. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Prepare the electric skillet. Add enough canola oil to reach a depth of 1/2 inch in the skillet. Heat to 375°F.
  • Fry the chicken. Fry the chicken approximately 10 minutes per side or until golden in color.
  • Reduce heat. Reduce the heat in the electric skillet to 250°F. (Make sure the chicken isn't sitting in deep oil at this point or the coating will become soggy. If it is, make sure to drain some carefully.) Cover with the skillet lid and cook until done (approximately 20 to 25 minutes). Leave the cover off for the last 5 minutes to ensure crispiness.
  • Soak up the oil and serve. You can soak up the oil by placing the chicken on paper towel in a bowl. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Electric Skillet Fried Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 457 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 157mg 52%
Sodium 555mg 23%
Potassium 338mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 10.5%
Vitamin C 10.9%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 20.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate. Read more here.
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Did you enjoy this recipe? I know my family and I certainly enjoy eating the incredible chicken. 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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Joss is a home cook who enjoys cooking day in and day out for her family. Ever since she was a child, she had a passion for cooking and baking and knew it was the right path for her! She joins us on ‘In the Kitch’ to share with you some of her favorite recipes.

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