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Old 11-17-2017, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Spain
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My desire is to save money and have good food. Pre made food in Costa Rica is very expensive and my wife is not a sloppy cook.
That sucks man, we're currently living in Guatemala and there are tons of places with good fried chicken you can buy to carry out, everything from food stalls to comedors to chain restaurants like Pollo Granjero and Pollo Campero.
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Versatile, my wife has been frying chicken most of her life and said the way you cook it in the electric skillet is the same as if you were cooking it in a skillet on the stove. And we have never finished cooking fried chicken in an oven.
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:40 PM
 
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My mom always made it in an electric skillet and it was great!
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:42 PM
 
Location: The Land Mass Between NOLA and Mobile, AL
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I agree with luzianne. My mom and grandma used an electric skillet. As others have said, don't crowd the pan. Have kitchen towels ready to soak up extra grease for the pieces you remove. The five minutes on one side method will work if you think about the anatomy of the pieces. For chicken breasts, put the bone side down first, then meat side down.

If it would happen to be a little pink in the middle, eat the cooked parts and put it back in the hot oil for a bit (after bringing oil back up to temperature). It's the same principle as frying anything else. Good luck!
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:04 PM
 
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Versatile, my wife has been frying chicken most of her life and said the way you cook it in the electric skillet is the same as if you were cooking it in a skillet on the stove. And we have never finished cooking fried chicken in an oven.
I have never even heard of that until today. I don't have an electric skillet, so IDK the temp I am cooking on, but I guess it's lower to cook the inside too. Comes out awesome.
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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When I do a big batch in the electric skillet, I start it at 360....get everything browned nicely, then put the lid on and turn it down to about 325 for about 5-10 mins...then crank the heat back until it gets just a tad darker than light brown....then take it out. Takes about 35-40 mins, depending how large the pieces are.....
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:39 PM
 
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I always fry chicken in my electric skillet.

3 points I was taught:

1. grease needs to be hot when you put chick in. Test by putting a few drops of water in. If it pops the grease is hot.
2. put the chicken in and leave it alone. Turn it only once.
3. cover with the skillet lid. This will help keep the chicken moist.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:36 AM
 
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When I was a kid growing up in the 60s - 70s we had fried chicken at least once every couple weeks

And my mom always cooked it on the counter top using this elec skillet about 4 inches deep and 12x14 inches.

She used white Crisco lard from a big can and made the best fried chicken

I have had similar made in a large cast iron skillet.

Something about the direct contact of the chicken with the pan makes the crust more crunch than simply immersed in boiling oil.
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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My desire is to save money and have good food. Pre made food in Costa Rica is very expensive and my wife is not a sloppy cook.
I’m not a sloppy cook either, but grease frying is messy. Maybe you could do it outside?
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:35 PM
 
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Gads....Now I'm going to have to make myself some fried chicken soon....Yum.

Mom always fried ours in a cast iron skillet. One of the best parts of frying it yourself is always the left over crispy bits in the bottom of the pan. I rarely do pick up chicken...I cannot tolerate chicken skin that isn't fried good and crispy.

I've used an electric skillet....Although I prefer my cast iron skillets. Get your oil hot, I do med/high heat....add the chicken....let it brown on the bottom...turn it over and finish cooking with the lid on or off. I find lid on makes it juicy, off makes it fry a bit crispier.

I dispose of any left over grease by dumping it into a tin can....a coffee can with a lid if I have an empty one....let it harden overnight and throw it away.
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