Pan-Fried Chicken

Pan-fried chicken is a healthy alternative to traditional fried chicken. Replacing some of the salt with spices like ginger, paprika, cinnamon, and nutmeg reduces the amount of sodium and pumps up the flavor. Make sure you read the full recipe below before making this dish, because it needs to chill in the fridge for a bit before cooking!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour 
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger 
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 
  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves, skinned 
  • 2 bone-in chicken thighs, skinned 
  • 2 chicken drumsticks, skinned 
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil 
Sift together first 6 ingredients; place mixture in a large zip-top plastic bag. Sprinkle salt evenly over chicken. Add chicken, one piece at a time, to bag; seal. Shake bag to coat chicken. Remove chicken from bag, shaking off excess flour. 

Place chicken on a cooling rack; place rack in a cookie sheet. Reserve remaining flour mixture. Loosely cover chicken; chill 1 1/2 hours. Let chicken stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Return chicken, one piece at a time, to flour mixture, shaking bag to coat chicken. Discard excess flour mixture. 

Heat peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 25 minutes or until done, carefully turning every 5 minutes. 

Line a clean cooling rack with brown paper bags; arrange chicken in a single layer on bags. Let stand for 5 minutes. 

Note: The key to success with this recipe is even heat. If the oil gets too hot, the chicken may brown too quickly before fully cooking. You can lower the heat, or brown the chicken on the stovetop and then cook in a 350° oven until done. If the oil is not hot enough, the chicken will absorb too much of it. Omit spices in the breading, if you prefer. 

 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half or 1 thigh and 1 drumstick) Total: 3 Hours 

Source: My Recipes

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