Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pan Fried Chicken Recipe

This is an exceedingly simple recipe, but quite tasty! It's definitely a 'taste of home' for many people.

  • 3 chicken breasts, pounded thin with a mallet or sliced carefully to half thickness 
  • 1/2 c flour 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1 tsp paprika 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1/2 c breadcrumbs 
  • 2-4 Tbs cooking oil (not olive oil) 

  1. On a piece of wax paper, combine flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, an paprika. Smooth into a thin layer on the wax paper. 
  2. Crack eggs into a shallow bowl or dish, and mix well, with a little additional salt and pepper. 
  3. Place breadcrumbs on a second piece of wax paper in a thin layer. 
  4. Coat chicken pieces thoroughly with flour, then pat/shake to remove excess. 
  5. Dip both sides of floured chicken in egg to coat fully. 
  6. Allow excess egg to drip off for a few moments, then place the piece of chicken in the breadcrumbs. 
  7. Coat thoroughly until chicken is not wet to a gentle touch. 
  8. Set aside, and repeat for all pieces. 
  9. Heat oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat (between 6-7 on most stoves). 
  10. Allow chicken to cook for approximately 5 minutes, or until the bottom is evenly golden, just starting to turn brown in spots. 
  11. Turn chicken and repeat on other side, again approximately 5 minutes until it begins to turn brown. 
  12. Remove from oil and place chicken on a plate covered with 2 layers of paper towel to absorb excess oil. 
  13. Repeat if necessary (if not all pieces fit in the pan at the same time). Second or third batches should be turned down to just over medium heat (5-6 on most stoves). 
  14. Enjoy!

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