Skillet-Fried Chicken

Classic comfort food. Make our juicy fried chicken in less than an hour.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 6

1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon paprika
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
3- to 3 1/2-lb cut-up whole chicken
Vegetable oil

  • 1 In shallow dish, mix flour, paprika, salt and pepper. Coat chicken with flour mixture.
  • 2 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil (1/4 inch) over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil, skin sides down, about 10 minutes or until light brown on all sides; reduce heat to low. Turn chicken skin sides up.
  • 3 Simmer uncovered about 20 minutes, without turning, until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and legs).

Expert Tips

Lighten it up: For 11 grams of fat and 250 calories per serving, remove skin from chicken before cooking. Use only 2 tablespoons oil in step 2.

To make Buttermilk Fried Chicken: Increase flour to 1 cup. Dip chicken into 1 cup buttermilk before coating with flour mixture.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
670mg
670%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
28g
28%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.