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Aromatic Spicy Pan Fried Chicken Recipe

This delicious pan fried chicken recipe gives amazing results. It is important to keep the oil evenly hot. If the oil is not hot enough the chicken absorbs too much. If it is too hot the chicken can brown on the outside too fast, before the inside is done. If this might be a problem, you can brown the chicken in the pan and then finish it off in a 350 degrees F oven rather than pan frying it. The results will be very similar.

The potato wedges go nicely with this pan fried chicken recipe and you can serve any vegetables with it. Peas and carrots are good or you could serve string beans or some succulent corn on the cob. Feel free to make mashed potato instead of the potato wedges if you prefer it. A lot of people love mashed potato with pan fried chicken and this is real comfort food.

Add a little more peanut oil to the skillet if you think you need it. If you are cooking thick chicken pieces you might need the extra. Use chicken breast if you prefer too, although chicken thighs and drumsticks tend to be more flavorful and they are cheaper. The spices in this pan fried chicken recipe make the flavor unusual but you can omit any of the spices you don’t want to use or use different ones. The effect from the spices should be aromatic rather than hot.

Spice-Marinated Pan Fried Chicken Recipe
Summary: Cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, ginger and more are used to give this chicken a fantastic spicy flavor and it comes out really crispy and delicious after frying.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
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  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 skinless chicken drumsticks
  • 2 skinless chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup peanut oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 potatoes, cut into wedges
  1. Sift the flours with the cinnamon, paprika, ginger and nutmeg and put the mixture in a Ziploc bag.
  2. Sprinkle the salt over the chicken pieces and add them to the bag, shaking well.
  3. Take the chicken pieces out of the bag and shake the excess flour off.
  4. Put a rack in a jelly roll pan and put the chicken on the rack.
  5. Cover the chicken loosely and refrigerate it for 1 ½ hours.
  6. Let the chicken stand at room temperature for ½ hour.
  7. Put it back in the flour mixture and shake the bag again well.
  8. Heat the oil in a skillet over a moderately high heat and add the chicken.
  9. Turn the heat down to medium low and pan fry the chicken for about 25 minutes or until it is cooked through.
  10. Boil the potato wedges in salted water until they are almost done, then add them to the skillet with the chicken to finish off.
  11. Turn the chicken every 5 minutes while it cooks.
  12. Use brown paper bags to line a wire rack and drain the chicken on them.
  13. Let the chicken stand for 5 minutes then serve with the pan fried potato wedges and some vegetables of your choice.

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This pan fried chicken recipe looks, smells and tastes incredibly good. If you are looking for an easy chicken recipe which can be pan fried, this one is ideal. Served with potato wedges or mashed potatoes, this pan fried chicken recipe is perfect for a cool evening when you crave comfort food. Double the recipe if you are feeding a family. You can keep the cooked chicken in a 200 degrees F oven while you finish the rest, unless you have an enormous skillet. The aromatic spice mixture gives this chicken an unusual flavor but a very good one.

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