Awesome Pan Fried Chicken from Cooks Illustrated

Recipe by strawberrybird
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4-10




  • Wash chicken. Pat dry and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil over medium high heat. Add chicken skin side down. Cook for 6-8 minutes.
  • Carefully flip chicken in pan, using tongs. (I find that a rolling motion, as opposed to a pulling or pushing, helps to get the chicken up without pulling off the skin.) Reduce heat to medium low. Add chicken broth. Cover pan and cook 15 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from pan. Pour off broth into a bowl or saucepan for use in gravy. Carefully wipe out pan with paper towels.
  • Add remaining tbsp of oil in pan. Place chicken pieces back in pan skin side down. Cook another 5 minutes.