Picnic Fried Chicken on plate with macaroni saladtihe

Skillet Fried Chicken

This skillet fried chicken is not only easy to make, has a healthier, unique coating and it's super quick (with my shortcut method.) Eat them hot or cold, these fried chicken thighs also make a great picnic chicken and are perfect for the lunch bag!
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken legs and thighs, fried chicken, picnic ham
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 318kcal
Author Terri Gilson



  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 3 tbsp vegetable cooking oil


  • 1/2 cup Liquid egg replacement *I use Burnbrae farms Cheese & Chive or Garden Vegetable



  • Heat oil in skillet on medium.


  • Thoroughly coat chicken in egg replacement turning to cover completely.
    chicken being coated in egg replacement


  • In a separate bowl mix parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, flour, salt, cajun seasoning and garlic powder.
    bread crumbs, flour and spices mixed together for fried chicken coating
  • Thoroughly coat chicken in dry mixture
    chicken being coated prior to frying
  • Immediately transfer to hot frying pan and cook uncovered for approximately 5-7 minutes on medium high, until one side is brown and crispy.
    chicken placed in hot frying pan
  • Turn gently and cook on other side for same time or until browned on outside. Cook about 5 minutes medium high on each side,
    Fried chicken turned to brown on other side
  • Remove from skillet and microwave for 5-7 minutes until no longer pink. *7 minutes is the magic number for me!
  • Cut to ensure inside is cooked, then drain off oil and juices and place on paper towel to absorb any remaining oil.
    fried chicken placed on paper towel to absorb oil
  • Serve hot or cold!
    Fried chicken piled on plate


Nutrition Facts
Skillet Fried Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 1073mg47%
Potassium 271mg8%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 1073mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.6mg