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No Breaded Fried Chicken Thighs – Grandma’s Style

Easy No Breaded Fried Chicken Thighs made in a skillet, the way your grandma used to make it. This is a great way to put dinner on the table in no time.

No breaded fried chicken thighs in a bowl

Fried chicken without breading

I was told that my fried chicken is to die for. I can never make enough of it.

When I made this recipe a while ago, I used 3 pounds of chicken thighs, and I still had to cook something else the next day.  And we are only three people living in the house, so go figure…

No breaded fried chicken- close up

My recipe doesn’t use breading, and the chicken is fried the same way my grandmother used to make it, in a large, deep pot with lots of oil.

If you have a cast iron pot, I encourage you to use it for this recipe. 

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You will need very few ingredients. First of all, do not buy skinless, boneless chicken. Buy the regular one. It is cheaper.

No breaded fried chicken

Then, you can remove the bones and use them to make a soup or bone broth. For a crispy, juicy chicken you will have to leave the skin on.

What you need to make fried chicken with no breading:

  • Chicken thighs with the bone in. Calculate 2 pieces per person or more if you want some leftovers.
  • A cast iron pot or a deep skillet.
  • 1-2 cups oil for frying(I fry with sunflower oil)
  • salt and pepper or other spices you like(garlic powder, paprika, etc.)

Can you fry chicken without flour?

Absolutely! Any part of chicken is good and I will show you an easy way to cook it.

How to make this breadless fried chicken:

Clean the pieces of chicken and dry them with paper towels. Remove the bones, but keep the skin on.(Save the bones to make a soup or chicken stock.)

Place the cast iron pot or the skillet with oil over medium-high heat on your stove. Meanwhile, finish removing the bones from your chicken and season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. 

When the oil is hot, place the chicken, one piece at a time, in your pot.

Easy No breaded fried chicken thighs pan fried

Fry it on medium heat until the skin is golden brown and crispy.

Easy No breaded fried chicken thighs frying in a pan

Serve the chicken with mashed potatoes, salad or any other vegetable you like.

No breaded fried chicken thighs in a bowl- featured pictures

Also, some fresh bread would be good too! As you can see, there is nothing easier than that. The chicken is delicious, and for sure you are not going to be able to stop eating after one or two pieces

I hope you try the recipe. Come back to visit for more other ideas to make simple foods for your family.

No breaded fried chicken in a bowl

See you next time!

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Yield: 4 servings

No Breaded Fried Chicken Thighs - Grandma's Style

No Breaded Fried Chicken Thighs Grandmas Style 1

Easy No breaded fried chicken thighs made in a skillet, the way your grandma used to make it. This is a great way to put dinner on the table in no time.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs(Chicken thighs with the bone in. Calculate 2 pieces per person or more if you want some leftovers.)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 cups oil for frying(I fry with sunflower oil)

Instructions

  1. Clean the pieces of chicken and dry them with paper towels.
  2. Remove the bones, but keep the skin on. (Save the bones to make a soup or chicken stock.)
  3. Place a cast-iron pot or a skillet with oil over medium-high heat on your stove.
  4. Meanwhile, finish removing the bones from the chicken and season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
  5. When the oil is hot, place the chicken, one piece at a time, in the pot.
  6. Fry it on medium heat until the skin is golden brown and crispy, between 5-15 minutes, based on the size of the chicken pieces. When done, it should also measure about 165F temperature inside. Use a meat thermometer.
  7. Tip: Color is more important than time. Watch your chicken and get it out when it's golden brown, and the juices run clear.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 557Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 333mgSodium: 526mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 61g

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Adina

Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

My grandma used to make chicken exactly the same way. :)

GiGi Eats

Tuesday 14th of March 2017

LOOKS SO STINKIN' GOOD!!!

The Bossy Kitchen

Tuesday 14th of March 2017

Hi Gigi, I love this fried chicken recipe too! I hope you try it! Also, thank you for visiting my website! Your website is a lovely one too! Thanks again!

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