Skillet Fried Chicken

15m Prep Time
20m Cook Time
4 Yield
Preparation Directions

STEP ONE

COMBINE flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and red pepper in paper or resealable plastic bag.

STEP TWO

WHISK eggs in shallow bowl. Add chicken to flour mixture, 2 to 3 pieces at a time, shaking bag to coat completely. Dip in egg, then return to flour mixture to coat.

STEP THREE

HEAT shortening to 350°F in 12-inch skillet over medium heat.

STEP FOUR

FOR BREASTS: Heat oven to 350°F. Add chicken to skillet. Cook, uncovered, 7 to 9 minutes per side until deep golden brown. Place wire rack on rimmed baking sheet. Transfer chicken to rack. Bake 28 to 30 minutes, turning once, until internal temperature reaches 180°F.

STEP FIVE

FOR DRUMSTICKS: Add chicken to skillet. Cook, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes per side until deep golden brown and internal temperature reaches 180°F. Drain on paper towels.

STEP SIX

FOR THIGHS: Add chicken to skillet. Cook, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes per side until deep golden brown and internal temperature reaches 180°F. Drain on paper towels.

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