There are many different ways to prepare chicken but sometimes it’s nice just going back to a basic recipe. This Simple Skillet Fried Chicken does take a little time to cook, but helping make up for the cooking time, is very little prep time. Basically all that is involved, is mixing the flour and seasoning together, rolling the chicken in the mixture, then placing it into a large skillet to cook. The cooking time can be well utilized by taking that time to prepare a side dish to go along with the chicken.
This recipe has a good blend of flavors. I prepared the recipe as written but feel free to spice it up a little bit to your liking.
I serve this Simple Skillet Fried Chicken Recipe with the homemade gnocchi recipe in the previous post. It made a nice dinner that the whole family enjoyed. The next time you’re in the mood for fried chicken, give this one a try. Enjoy
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 3 to 3½ pounds cut up chicken
- Vegetable oil for frying
- In a shallow dish blend all the dry ingredient together. Roll the chicken in the mixture to coat.
- In a large skillet or chicken cooker using about a ¼ inch of cooking oil, brown the chicken, skin side down on medium high heat, for about 10 minutes. Turn the chicken, reduce the heat to simmer, and continue cooking the chicken until juices run clear.
- Serve hot