How Long To Fry Whole Chicken Breast?

My mother used to surprise us on Sundays with this deep-fried chicken breast, which we would eat while watching Walt Disney on TV.

Place chicken breasts in hot pan and cook for 6-8 minutes, until golden brown on the first side. Flip chicken breasts and cook an additional 6-8 minutes, until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F in the thickest part of the chicken.

Ingredients For deep fried chicken in french fryer

  • 4-6 boneless or bone-in, skin on or off, chicken breasts, or a whole chicken
  • 1 – 2 pkgs crushed ritz crackers
  • 2 eggs beaten, with 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups all purpose white flour
  • salt, pepper, paprika,tumeric,onion powder to taste
  • 1 – 2 qts cooking oil to withstand high heat
  • How To Make deep fried chicken in french fryer

  • 1 Soak chicken in cold salt water overnight in the refridgerator, covered with plastic wrap. The next day, drain water off chicken, and pat dry with paper towelling. In 3 separate medium sized bowls, (1)ritz cracker crumbs (crushed), (2) Flour with spices mixed in, (3)egg and milk mix).
  • 2 Dip chicken breast in egg mixture, then flour mixture, then egg mixture again, then roll into cracker mix. Deep Fryer should be heated to 350 degrees, with 2 to 3 quarts of cooking oil, then increase to 425 degrees. Cook 2 breasts at a time in fryer for 20 minutes, or until golden brown crispy, remove from fryer and drain on plate covered with paper towel. Keep in warm oven at 200 degrees till ready to serve. Continue cooking remaining breasts as listed above. If using whole chicken frying time is less.
  • 3 Chicken is great served with your favorite green vegetable, beets, or cranberry sauce, and/or home fried potatoes. Mom used to include biscuits with honey butter, and for dessert a homemade peach or apple pie.
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    How do you know when chicken breast is done frying?

    Check the meat’s juices by poking it to see if they are red or clear. This technique only works with chicken. If you cut into properly cooked chicken and the juices run clear, the chicken is done. Your chicken may need to cook a little bit longer if the juices are red or pinkish in color.

    How long should I fry my raw chicken?

    When the skin is a deep golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken registers 165°, the chicken has finished cooking. This process takes 10 minutes for wings and 12 minutes for thighs, legs, and breasts.

    How long does it take chicken to fry?

    As a general rule, chicken should be fried for about 7-8 minutes per side. But remember that the size and thickness of the pieces can vary. When the thickest part of the chicken registers at 165° and the skin is crisp and a deep golden-brown color, the chicken is fully cooked.

    How do you fry chicken breast without it drying out?

    1. Flatten the chicken breasts. …
    2. Season the chicken breasts. …
    3. Heat the pan. …
    4. Without stirring, cook the chicken breasts over medium heat for one minute.
    5. Flip the chicken breasts. …
    6. Turn the heat down to low. …
    7. Cover the pan and cook on low for 10 minutes.
    8. Allow to sit for an additional 10 minutes after turning off the heat.