Rating: 4.48 stars
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A tasty variation on Southern fried battered chicken with fewer calories. Serve with corn bread and cucumber salad.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder in a large resealable plastic bag; mix well.

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  • Pat chicken thighs dry with paper towels. Add to the flour mixture in the plastic bag; shake until thoroughly coated.

  • Heat oil in a large, deep skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Add chicken thighs and cover skillet with a spatter guard. Cook, turning occasionally, until chicken thighs are a deep golden brown, about 20 minutes. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

483 calories; protein 43.6g; carbohydrates 22g; fat 23.3g; cholesterol 149.4mg; sodium 1302.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2017
Quick weeknight dinner. I doubled the flour mixture but not the salt; it came out without enough salt! I ate mine with ranch dressing. We liked it! Oh yeah, another thing - our chicken was boneless as well, so it had quite a bit of surface area and it wasn't as thick, so in 20 min it was quite ready... I took the first batch out after 16 min and finished it in a 350 degree oven turned down to 250. The chicken was done; we like our chicken well done! Read More
(12)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2017
Quick weeknight dinner. I doubled the flour mixture but not the salt; it came out without enough salt! I ate mine with ranch dressing. We liked it! Oh yeah, another thing - our chicken was boneless as well, so it had quite a bit of surface area and it wasn't as thick, so in 20 min it was quite ready... I took the first batch out after 16 min and finished it in a 350 degree oven turned down to 250. The chicken was done; we like our chicken well done! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2019
Great recipe! The chicken cooked faster than anticipated (definitely less than 20 mins) so if you want yours to be as juicy as mine was, make sure you do not over cook. Just make sure you season the meat before coating with batter for more flavor. I used skinless chicken thighs the first time and chicken tenderloins the second. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2017
Overall a good recipe. Mine got a little on the dry side after 20 minutes but other than that I have no complaints. I really liked the flavor of the corn oil in this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2019
Turned out great but 20 minutes is a tad too long for boneless, skinless chicken thighs. More like 15 minutes. I did as most everyone else & doubled all ingredients as I didn’t think a half cup of flour would go very far. I dropped them in flour first, then egg & then in the bag of flour. They had a great crust. Don’t turn too much or you’ll lose the tasty crust!! Family was pleased!!! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2020
I use this recipe but spray thighs with canola oil and air fry. Super fast and really good flavor. Made no substitutions or additions to the ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2020
I used 6 skinless drumsticks. Only 1 tsp salt used instead of 2. I used ex virgin oil to fry it in, came out golden brown, delicious fried chkn Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2019
This recipe is a great find and so easy! Didn't think skinless thighs could replicate fried chicken so well. Will now add it to my regular dinner entree rotation library. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2020
Good recipe and a nice change from baked, grilled, and roasted chicken! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2020
I made with both skinless and skin on and both were exceptional!!! Read More