How to Cook Fried Chicken in a Skillet

Updated on January 31, 2020
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Lisa Jane has been cooking for many years and loves trying out new recipes and cooking old family favorites.

Skillet-Fried Chicken
Skillet-Fried Chicken

For supper, I decided that I wanted to cook chicken; the question was how. I knew the deep fryer was not a choice since I have no experience using the one we have. So it was either the skillet or toaster oven. I went with the skillet, and while my version didn't look like the picture on the recipe, it was still delicious and worth the time and effort it took to make.

What I love about chicken is that there are many ways to cook it. For example, this recipe calls for flour, paprika, salt, and pepper. Most people have these items in their pantry. But you can also play with the ingredients in this recipe; if you don't like paprika, you can take it out and replace it with another spice, and so on. This recipe is prepped and cooked in an hour, which is great if you're busy.

Since this recipe uses chicken legs, you need to make sure they are cooked to an internal temperature of 180˚F. I had never made this recipe before, but my husband and I loved it. It was mouthwatering and crispy. I hope you like this recipe as much as I did.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 7


  • 7 chicken legs
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • vegetable oil
Flour Mixture Ready for Dredging
Flour Mixture Ready for Dredging


  1. In a bowl, mix and stir the following ingredients, flour, salt, pepper, and the paprika. Make sure it is mixed well.
  2. In a skillet, pour the vegetable oil and turn on. Pour enough oil so it covers the bottom of the skillet.
  3. Take the chicken legs and place them in the flour mixture. Coat the chicken with the mixture to make sure it is covered.
  4. Place the chicken in the skillet on high and let cook for 10 minutes, or until brown. Then flip it over and cook for another 10 minutes. Then turn temperature down a little and cook uncovered for about 20 minutes. Each skillet is different, so make sure the chicken is thoroughly cooked before eating.
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A Healthier Version

If you love to eat chicken but want to eat healthy, cut off the skin before placing the chicken legs in the flour mixture.

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      Lisa Jane 

      2 years ago

      John Ray, thank you. It was yummy.

    • JR Cuevas profile image


      2 years ago from Philippines

      This is a nice recipe. It looks yummy. Chicken is my favorite food. I always ask my mom to make a chicken for me every lunch.

    • Lisa Jane39 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Jane 

      2 years ago from Maine

      Yes, it does.

    • Lisa Jane39 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Jane 

      2 years ago from Maine

      Your right. We can't lose with fried chicken and we eat almost everyday.

    • dredcuan profile image

      Travel Chef 

      2 years ago from Manila

      Absolutely healthy! We normally call this method as pan frying. Less oil, less grease! But sometimes, it's the oil that gives excitement for fried chicken, isn't it?

    • Wesman Todd Shaw profile image

      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      2 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      You just can't lose with fried chicken, and I also have a love for brown rice. :)


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