Fried chicken without flour is the ultimate calorie saver recipe. Not to mention it’s packed with a ridiculous amount of flavor. This recipe is extremely satisfying and easy. The seasonings in this recipe all work together to give you one tasty feast of fried chicken without flour. Well, enough of my yapping. Let’s get down to making this crispy fried chicken.

Fried Chicken without flour

What Is Fried Chicken Without Flour?

Fried chicken without flour is being able to get that crispy chicken skin without all the flour added. My husband created this recipe after forgetting the flour to make our buttermilk fried chicken. Let’s say it didn’t disappoint without the flour.

Why You Should Make This Recipe

No Flour- We all know that flour can add a lot of calories to your meal, so that’s why my husband and I came up with this flourless chicken recipe. It’s pretty straightforward.

Quick and Easy- Let’s be 100% honest. Who doesn’t love a quick and easy flourless chicken recipe? Especially when you are trying to watch those calories.

Pairs Well- This fried chicken without flour recipe pairs well with any recipe. I love having them with my smashed potatoes and cast-iron Mac and cheese.

No Mess- I must admit. When I cook with flour, I am always making a mess. My buttermilk fried chicken recipe is delicious but can get messy. That’s why I love fried chicken without flour recipes. The mess is the bare minimum!

Save For Later- This flourless chicken recipe can definitely be saved for another time. Pack it up in an airtight container, and you are good to go!

Ingredients You Will Need

Fried Chicken without flour

I absolutely love the simple ingredients in this fried chicken without flour recipe is pretty easy and straight to the point. You may have everything that you need in your pantry.

Chicken Drumsticks- I used chicken drumsticks in this recipe. I honestly can’t say that you can use any other type of chicken, such as chicken breast. I didn’t test that. So, I wouldn’t recommend it.

Butter- The recipe uses butter to lock in that added flavor. It truly adds in added that extra kick of flavor to this recipe.

Vegetable Oil- I used vegetable oil in this recipe, but you can certainly use canola oil or peanut oil (which has a high smoke point), which is great for the chicken frying process. I have used both, and I didn’t come to find any difference.

Sesame Oil- Sesame is one of the main reasons this fried chicken without flour recipe comes from the grease tasting so well. Sesame oil has a unique taste and bold smell. It’s perfect for cooking.

Seasonings- I used a mixture of seasonings that helped to create the ultimate flourless fried chicken. Paprika, garlic powder, Sazon, onion powder, and black pepper. That’s all the seasonings you will need.

How To Make Fried Chicken Without Flour

Fried chicken without flour recipes isn’t always the easiest to find. That’s why I will show you step by step how I create this good fried chicken masterpiece of chicken.

Step 1: Clean and wash your raw chicken thoroughly. Making sure to remove all of the hair and excess skin. Pat dry.

Flourless fried chicken

Step 2: To a large bowl, add your cleaned chicken, melted butter, sesame oil, and seasonings. Begin mixing everything. Mix until all seasonings are combined.

Flourless fried chicken

Step 3: Medium-high heat. Preheat your vegetable oil to 350 degrees. Fill the Dutch oven to half full. Making just enough oil. Also, if you are unsure of the temperature of the hot oil, try using a meat thermometer.

Step 4: Cook the chicken in the frying oil until the skin becomes golden brown and crispy. I would say about 10 to 15 minutes. You should have white juicy meat on the inside.

Fried chicken without flour

Step 5: After deep frying. Remove from the pot and allow to rest on a wire rack with paper towels underneath for the chicken pieces to drain.

Lastly, toss or drizzle your crunchy fried chicken into your favorite sauce.

Fried Chicken without flour recipes

Variations

Spicy- You can add some spicy seasonings to the mixture of this flourless fried chicken if you like your chicken spicy. Use seasonings like Cajun and Creole seasoning.

Smoke– You can also smoke these chicken wings as well. I will link a good recipe to that here.

Bake- If you want the baked version of these chicken wings. After they are done, pop them in a preheated oven at 400 degrees. Allow them to bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Air Fryer- The air fryer version of this recipe is straightforward. Once you have seasoned chicken wings, pop them into an air fryer. Here is a great recipe!

Equipment

Dutch Oven- If you don’t have a Dutch oven. Which is what I recommend. You can use any deep pot you have. About 6 quarts(medium-sized).

Tongs- Make sure you have a pair of tongs waiting to grab those hot chicken pieces out of the pot.

Baking Rack- This will help to drain the grease from the chicken.

Sides Ideas for This Recipe

Green Beans-You can’t go wrong with pairing some delicious garlic butter green beans as a side.

Mac and Cheese- Add a side of Mac and cheese for one of the best meal combinations you have ever had.

Buttermilk Biscuits- If you are a biscuit person like me, pair your flourless chicken with buttermilk biscuits.

Southern CabbageThis one is one of my all-time favorites. The tender cabbage gives off just the right amount of flavor. Cabbage can easily complement any fried chicken without a flour recipe.

Corn BreadHoney cornbread works well with this recipe. You can eat this fried chicken with cornbread and maybe even another side. Like broccoli. Either way, you are in for a delicious dinner.

French FriesIf you have a little one, I bet they will love the added side of French fries. Who doesn’t love crispy fried chicken with a side of French fries?

Brussel Sprouts Trying to sneak in those gold old vegetables? Then I’ve got just the right side. Brussel sprouts with your flourless fried chicken. They are pretty easy to find and taste delicious. Although, they are best when enjoyed during the later months of the year.

Dipping Sauce Ideas

Hot honey sauce- The perfect dipping sauce for flourless fried chicken. You can dip or drizzle over the wings.

Blue Cheese- Dipping this recipe in blue cheese is the ultimate game-changer. You cannot go wrong.

Ranch- Gives the chicken a zesty-like taste. So, try a side of ranch. You can also use all of the sides I recommend. Simply add them to a small dipping bowl and get to chowing down.

Honey- You can drizzle pure honey over these fried chicken wings, and have the perfect flavor. Drizzle as much as you like.

Food Safety

  • Don’t use plastic utensils to remove this flourless fried chicken from the pot. It can melt.
  • Please don’t overfill the pot with grease. This can cause a serious grease fire and severe burns.
  • When the chicken is removed from the hot grease, allow it to rest for 5 minutes before eating.
  • Don’t turn the stove up high to get a quicker cooking time. This will result in the outside of the chicken being done, but the inside will surely be uncooked.
  • Be cautious of the bones in the chicken when you bite into the chicken.

Questions/FAQSs

Is it bad to fry chicken without flour?

Absolutely not. This recipe is much healthier, actually. I don’t see any harm in frying chicken without flour.

How long to fry wings without flour?

It really depends on the size of the chicken wings. To ensure that they are safe to eat. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Safe eating internal temperature is 165 degrees.

Can I use coconut oil to fry chicken?

Yes, you most certainly can use coconut oil to make this flourless fried chicken. It’s actually a healthier option when frying fish.

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How To Make Flourless Fried Chicken

Fried chicken without flour is the ultimate calorie saver recipe. Not to mention it’s packed with a ridiculous amount of flavor.
Calories 671
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Equipment

  • Dutch Oven Medium
  • Tongs

Ingredients  

  • 10 to 12 Chicken Drumettes
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder To your liking
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder To your liking
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Sazon To your liking
  • 1 Teaspoon Butter Melted
  • 1 Teaspoon Sesame oil
  • Vegetable oil Enough for frying 1/2 Pot

Instructions

  • Clean and wash your raw chicken thoroughly. Making sure to remove all of the hair and excess skin. Pat dry.
    10 to 12 Chicken Drumettes
    Why do black people wash chicken
  • To a large bowl add your cleaned chicken, melted butter, sesame oil, and seasonings. Begin mixing everything. Mix until all seasonings are combined.
    1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder, 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder, 1/2 Tablespoon Sazon, 1 Teaspoon Butter, 1 Teaspoon Sesame oil
    Flourless fried chicken
  • Medium-high heat. Preheat your vegetable oil to 350 degrees. Fill the Dutch oven to half full. Making just enough oil. Also, if you are unsure of the temperature of the hot oil, try using a meat thermometer.
    Vegetable oil
  • Cook the chicken in the frying oil until the skin becomes golden brown and crispy. I would say about 10 to 15 minutes. You should have white juicy meat on the inside.
  • After deep frying, remove from the pot and allow to rest on a wire rack with paper towels underneath for the chicken pieces to drain.
  • Lastly, toss or drizzle your crunchy fried chicken into your favorite sauce.

Notes

Food Safety

  • Don’t use plastic utensils to remove this flourless fried chicken from the pot. It can melt.
  • Please don’t overfill the pot with grease. This can cause a serious grease fire and severe burns.
  • When the chicken is removed from the hot grease, allow it to rest for 5 minutes before eating.
  • Don’t turn the stove up high to get a quicker cooking time. This will result in the outside of the chicken being done, but the inside will surely be uncooked.
  • Be cautious of the bones in the chicken when you bite into the chicken.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword flourless fried chicken, fried chicken without flour

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