How to Cook Fried Chicken in a Skillet

Updated on July 12, 2018
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Lisa Jane has been cooking for many years and loves trying out any recipes, be it new or her family's.

For supper, I decided that I wanted to cook the chicken that I bought. I decided to pair it with rice since both my husband and I love rice. He likes his with sugar, and I eat mine with soy sauce. Then I had to decide how to cook the chicken. 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. This recipe choose me. I had all the ingredients, and the picture looked amazing. Of course, when I made this recipe, it didn't look like the picture, but it was still delicious and worth the time and effort it took to make. I hope you like this recipe as much as I did.

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 in their pantry. You can add ingredients to this recipe. If you don't like paprika, you can take it out and replace it with another spice. There are no bad ways to cook chicken. This recipe is prepped and cooked in a hour, which is great if you're busy.

Since this recipe uses chicken legs, you need to make sure they are cooked at 180 degrees. I had never made this recipe before, but my husband and I loved it. It was mouthwatering and crispy.

Cook Time

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

Ingredients

  • 7 Chicken Legs
  • 1 TBSP Paprika
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • Vegetable oil

Instructions

  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 it in the flour mixture. Coat the chicken with the mixture to make sure it is covered. 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 for about 20 minutes cook uncovered and turn temperature down a little. 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. then before placing the chicken leg in the flour mixture, cut off the skin. Chicken is good for you, and the skin is good but not healthy.

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        Lisa Jane 

        4 months ago

        John Ray, thank you. It was yummy.

      • JR Cuevas profile image

        Ray 

        4 months 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 

        4 months ago from Washington

        Yes, it does.

      • Lisa Jane39 profile imageAUTHOR

        Lisa Jane 

        4 months ago from Washington

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

      • dredcuan profile image

        Dred Cuan 

        4 months ago from California

        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?

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        Wesman Todd Shaw 

        4 months 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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