DENVER, CO - JANUARY 3 : Fresh chicken cutlets on January 3 , 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Amy Brothers/ The Denver Post)
How To Prevent Fried Chicken Breast From Drying Out
By Kalea Martin
Any time you decide to cook the breast over any other cut of chicken, you risk ending up with a dry piece of meat. White meat tends to dry out because of how lean it is, but with the right preparation, you can make a juicy fried chicken breast.
Craving Tasty suggests scoring the meat on one side so the heat can more effectively access the inside, ultimately allowing it to cook through evenly. You can also cut the chicken breast diagonally for a leveled-out shape that will allow all parts of the cut to evenly cook.
Using a thermometer can be a good way to tell if chicken breasts are done frying — make sure the meat reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit and does not exceed and risk drying out. Budget Bytes recommends frying the chicken for eight minutes per side on medium-low, but the shape and cut of the chicken can differ, so it’s best to just keep an eye on the brownness of the crust.