How to Know How Long Do You Fry Chicken On The Stove

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Things You'll Need

  • Clock or timer

  • Stove

  • Chicken

  • Pan

  • Butter or oil

  • This article

Fried Chicken

Everyone knows how to fry chicken. The question here is how long do you fry chicken on the stove? Have you ever wondered if you were not cooking your chicken long enough? Do you over cook your chicken? This article will give you tips and steps on cooking your chicken for the correct amount of time. Many people deep fry their chicken. This article talks about frying chicken legs on the stove top.


Step 1

15 mins.

Set your timer to 15 minutes. After preparing your chicken to be fried, place the chicken in the frying pan. A good way to prepare your fried chicken is too wash it with cold water. Place the wet chicken into a container that contains flour and seasoning. If your container has a lid, then you can put the lid on and shake up the chicken and mixture.

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Step 2

Flip the fried chicken after 15 minutes. Make sure you reset your timer for another 15 minutes. You cook fried chicken on Medium high for around 30 minutes all together. Each side should be cooked for 15 minutes.


Step 3

Wash your hands!

Place a lid over the fried chicken. This step is optional. If you like your chicken soft then you can turn the heat down on the stove and cover for an additional 5-10 minutes. This step also helps flavor the chicken better. Make sure you wash your hands before and after handling the raw chicken.


Mash potatoes and vegetables are good side dishes for fried chicken. You can fry your chicken for longer if you want it crispier.


Be careful around the hot butter or grease. Not cooking your chicken long enough can cause diseases. This article is not recommended for deep frying chicken. This article is for stove-top method.


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