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How to Cook Crispy Fish and Chicken

How to Cook Crispy Fish and Chicken
How to Cook Crispy Fish and Chicken

Ingredients

For the Fish

  • 8 ounce fillet of fresh fish
  • 1 tablespoon of oil with a smoking point between 375° and 400°
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Chicken

  • 1 skin-on chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon of oil with a smoking point between 375° and 400°
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 to 6 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1. For the Fish: Season the fish on all sides with salt and pepper.

2. Next, heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add in the oil. Once the oil begins to lightly smoke add in your seasoned fish and then the butter immediately. Cook the fish for 4 to 5 minutes and then flip it over.

3. Baste the fish and cook for a further 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and cooked throughout.

4. Deglaze with juice from ½ lemon and serve.

5. For the Chicken: Preheat the oven to 350°.

6. Season the chicken on all sides with salt and pepper.

7. Next, heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add in the oil. Once the oil begins to lightly smoke add in your seasoned chicken and cook for 3 to 4 minutes and then add in the butter, garlic and thyme and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown.

8. Flip the chicken over, cook for 2 minutes and then place in the oven at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until it is cooked throughout.

9. Slice and serve.

By Chef Billy Parisi
Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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