How to Fry Chicken Easily with Olive Oil

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Christina Flores

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Healthy Food Recipes: Olive Oil-Fried Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Additional Time: 10 minutes (resting)

Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Steps to Cook:

  1. Prepare the chicken: a. Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper and pound them to an even thickness of about 1/2 inch. b. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.

  2. Coat the chicken: a. Dredge the chicken breasts in the seasoned flour, coating both sides evenly. b. Shake off any excess flour.

  3. Fry the chicken: a. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. b. When the oil is shimmering, carefully add the coated chicken breasts to the pan. c. Fry the chicken for 4-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. d. Transfer the fried chicken to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.

  4. Rest the chicken: a. Allow the fried chicken to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

  5. Serve and garnish: a. Arrange the fried chicken on a serving platter. b. Sprinkle the chopped fresh parsley over the top for a fresh and flavorful garnish.

Cook’s Note:

  • Use high-quality extra-virgin olive oil for the best flavor and health benefits.
  • Adjust the cooking time as needed, depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts. Ensure the chicken is cooked through, with no pink remaining in the center.
  • For a crispier crust, you can double-dip the chicken in the flour mixture before frying.
  • Serve the fried chicken with your favorite sides, such as roasted vegetables, a fresh salad, or mashed potatoes.
  • Leftover fried chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or air fryer before serving.
  • For a healthier option, you can bake the chicken instead of frying. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and bake the coated chicken for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until cooked through.

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About Christina Flores

Hi, I am Christina Flores, author of I'm passionate about creating delicious and nutritious recipes to help people lead healthier lives. Join me on this culinary journey as we explore the world of healthy eating together!