The electric skillet is a very convenient appliance that’s been making the lives of home cooks easier for years and years. These crazy easy electric skillet recipes will wow you!
Much like a standard skillet, there are many things you can make with one.
Happily, using an electric skillet frees up your entire stove. On big holiday cooking days, having this free space is vital, especially if you’re trying to get everything on the table simultaneously.
The great thing about an electric skillet is that you can precisely control the heat. That’s ideal for simmering, reducing, and frying your meals perfectly.
Discover forty-one delicious recipes that make the most of the electric skillet.
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Electric skillets and electric griddles are similar but different. Whereas the skillet has a flat bottom, like a saucepan, the griddle has characteristic ridges.
The ridges on the griddle give those coveted grill lines on anything you cook. Griddles also tend to run a little bit hotter, as their purpose is to flash grill instead of gently simmer.
Anything you can cook in a normal skillet is something you can cook in an electric skillet.
If you’re using one of the very large electric skillets, they’re excellent for cooking stews or heavily sauced meals.
Whip up an entire breakfast in a single pan or meal prep for the entire week with these best electric skillet recipes!
In just half an hour, thanks to the power of the electric skillet, you can have these basted chicken drumsticks gracing your table. Serve with rice, noodles, or as a standalone gameday snack.
This electric skillet chicken recipe is sure to become one of your go-to meals for a weeknight dinner!
Cook your chicken with some delicious butter, herbs, and garlic. The final step is to deglaze the pan and reduce the liquid, thus creating a perfect gravy to pair with the crispy chicken.
Complete your delicious dinner with these side dishes for chicken!
Making delicious fried chicken at home can be intimidating, especially if you’re a little wary of deep frying. The good news is electric skillets can control the temperature of the oil to a precise degree!
Make your fried chicken in an electric skillet to be sure the oil is neither too hot nor too cold. The buttermilk marinade on this chicken makes it extra tender, while the oil crisps the flour perfectly.
Combined, this fried chicken is juicy, crunchy, and wildly delicious.
This is one of my go-to weeknight dinners because it is super tasty, easy, and tender. The lemon juice works its magic on the chicken, ensuring that every bite is more tender than the last.
I love cooking chicken in an electric skillet because it leaves your hands free to baste the chicken every so often. In this case, the basting keeps the chicken juicy, moist, and sticky.
This garlic chicken is meant to pair with tasty pearl barley, but you can serve this on top of anything! Try rice, noodles, or even some silky mashed potatoes.
With this method, you can continually baste your chicken to keep it moist, crispy, and packed with flavor.
This is one of the best Sunday dinner ideas for families!
If you’re looking for an ultra-healthy option, this is a great way to keep any extra fat out of the meal while keeping the flavor. This is a deliciously quick weeknight meal paired with a leafy green salad.
This tool allows you to simmer the wings to reduce the sauce without overcooking the chicken.
Blow your guests away on game day with these sticky, savory, tasty chicken wings sprinkled with green onion.
Chicken and dumplings is a classic comfort meal, with a creamy sauce and chewy, soft dumplings to lead the way on a cold night. I love this recipe because you only need the electric skillet to make it!
That’s right, no extra dishes. This is the kind of dish you can cram full of extra vegetables. But trust me. Your kids will be too busy paying attention to the delicious sauce to notice the extra greens.
Stir fry is one of the most iconic weeknight dishes for busy home cooks. It’s an easy way to pack a ton of vegetables and protein into a single meal, all while taking only half an hour to make.
Best of all, if you have any leftovers, this stir fry chicken keeps beautifully to eat for lunch the next day. Pair the chicken with noodles, rice, or a lettuce wrap to complete the meal.
Electric Skillet Recipes for Breakfast
The problem is, cooking for your entire family on a busy morning can sometimes feel impossible but not with this sausage skillet!
However, with an electric skillet in your arsenal, you can enjoy perfect temperature control and plenty of space to cook for everyone.
This super simple Italian sausage hash is a delicious way to kick off the day.
All you need to do to make these one-dish meals is toss the ingredients on the skillet over medium heat with a bit of olive oil or vegetable oil!
Once again, the electric skillet means that you’ll get a perfect cook on your pancakes every single time. A large skillet can get through five or six of these per batch.
Happily, you can tweak this recipe to use whatever vegetables you have. Spinach, bell peppers, corn, and even your leftover cooked vegetables can find a tasty home in this recipe.
Served with a handful of fresh fruit, this is a wonderful way to start the day. Try using cinnamon and sugar in the egg dip to add a lovely kick of spice to your morning.
This super cute brunch dish combines two classic dishes from the start and middle of the day. You can use this method with any kind of savory sandwich you’d like!
I love this recipe because you can prepare these pancakes in advance and freeze them in batches. Then, simply whip them out and fry them for a quick and easy breakfast on a busy morning.
Thanks to the electric skillet, these pancakes will cook with a perfectly even brown color. It also means you can crank out large batches in no time! This is ideal for serving breakfast guests.
These beignets are super simple to make. If you’re hosting a special occasion, making these together would be a great way to spend quality family time.
Healthy Electric Skillet Recipes
Serve these quinoa fritters with some green onions, a green salad, and a creamy dressing to make the ultimate healthy recipe for lunch.
These fritters are easy to make in advance, so you can freeze and fry them as needed.
This cheesy recipe includes many healthy ingredients and plenty of protein to keep you going. The layer of cheese on top means even the pickiest eaters will want to get in on the action.
Serve these with various chutneys and sauces to bring them to life. These are great healthy snacks for picnics and road trips since they’re tasty, even if they’re not fresh out of the pan.
Easy Electric Skillet Recipes
Bet you didn’t know you could make mini pies in an electric skillet! The cool thing is, with the right tools, electric skillets can almost function like mini countertop ovens. Then, you get things like this.
These incredibly delicious key lime pies are crispy on the outside and filled with velvety, tart key lime curd. The meringue on top adds an addictive crunch.
I highly recommend this recipe if you’re having guests around for a casual night of fun, as you can feed a ton of people with very little effort with this recipe.
Plus, you can keep everything warm without burning it, thanks to the carefully-controlled electric skillet!
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Remember that this pot roast takes about three hours in the electric skillet. So, ensure you give yourself plenty of time to prepare the meal if you’re waiting.
The secret to a good Monte Cristo sandwich is to ensure you’re serving it with something sweet. Powdered sugar or a ramequin of raspberry jam adds a touch of sweetness to the buttery sandwich.
Impress and delight everyone sitting to eat by melting the cheese on top of the patties as they cook.
You can even try creating a ‘make your own burger’ setup so everyone can enjoy their ideal burger.
Check out these best sides for burgers to complete your meal!
Top the tuna noodle skillet with a handful of cheese for an indulgent treat. This simple weeknight meal comes together in mere minutes, using simple ingredients and barely any effort.
This is like the ultimate combination of breakfast and dinner, featuring bacon, egg, sliced American cheese, and a juicy beef patty.
If you really want to go nuts, drench your golden brown waffle buns in a generous helping of syrup to balance out all that savory flavor.
The cinnamon and sugar on these chips make them so tasty! Try making this fruit salsa with whatever you like. Seasonal fruits are best, as they have the most flavor.
The best part of these simple meals – apart from the flavor – is that you only need a single pot to make it. Save yourself a ton of strife doing dishes by taking care of everything in your electric skillet.
Don’t forget the parmesan cheese to make this good food even better!
Paella is a great dish to rely on when you need to feed a crowd. An hour is all you need to create this dish, and it serves up to ten people! Pack it full of vegetables and enjoy!
The first step is to gather your necessary ingredients and prepare your best electric skillets!
The creamy cheese filling paired with the crunchy wonton wrapper is an addictive combination. Serve with a sweet chili dressing or a quick balsamic dip to make everyone love these morsels!
Imagine this like a beef stroganoff. The creamy sauce and meat combination is the ultimate comfort food, especially when served atop a bed of pasta or rice.
Dress liberally with herbs to help keep things light!
In mere minutes, you can create a delicious batch of fudge that anyone and everyone will climb over each other to leap on! This would make a great last-minute gift idea.
When you’re making something this simple, the key is to take your time and make it perfect. This recipe only calls for three ingredients, so it’s a great lunch or last-minute dinner.
When perfectly grilled, nothing beats this sandwich on the comfort scale.
This fried rice is smoky, delicious, and packed with healthy vegetables. As with any fried rice recipe, it’s essential to use leftover cold rice.
Fresh rice will be too delicate, and fragment as the skillet is stirred.
You can adapt this recipe to suit your idea of roast potato spices. Use herbs, spices, fresh garlic, and even cheese to make these potatoes your own.
Serve this on top of pasta or egg noodles, and – for a well-rounded dish – make sure to include some steamed vegetables on the side.
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We’ll finish our list with an iconic recipe, families all over the world flock to festivals and fairs to enjoy! Funnel cakes are the last word in sweet treats.
- 1. Coca-Cola Chicken Thighs
- 2. Easy Chicken
- 3. Fried Chicken
- 4. Lemon Chicken
- 5. BBQ Chicken
- 6. Garlic Chicken
- 7. Roast Chicken with Spring Vegetables
- 8. Unfried Chicken
- 9. Caramelized Chicken Wings
- 10. Chicken and Dumplings
- 11. Stir Fry Chicken
- 12. Sausage and Egg Breakfast Hash
- 13. Pancakes
- 14. Vegetable and Goat Cheese Frittata
- 15. Brioche French Toast
- 16. Egg-In-A-Hole Grilled Cheese
- 17. Potato Pancakes
- 18. Fresh Apple Pancakes
- 19. Beignets
- 20. Quinoa Fritters
- 21. Cheesy Chicken, Kale, and Sweet Potato Skillet
- 22. Chickpea Fritters with Sweet-Spicy Sauce
- 23. Key Lime Pie
- 24. Pan Fried Fried Tacos
- 25. Pot Roast
- 26. Monte Cristo Sandwich
- 27. Hamburgers
- 28. Tuna Noodle Skillet
- 29. Waffle Burger
- 30. Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
- 31. Skillet Spaghetti
- 32. Paella
- 33. Cream Cheese Wonton
- 34. Swedish Meatballs
- 35. Fudge
- 36. Grilled Cheese
- 37. Smoked Sausage Fried Rice
- 38. Skillet Roasted Potatoes
- 39. Swiss Steak
- 40. Pork Chops and Mushrooms Gravy
- 41. Funnel Cakes
- Scroll up to get a bunch of easy, yummy, and delicious electric skillet recipes. Don't be afraid to get creative with the ingredients. You might discover a flavor you didn't know you liked.
- Get your shopping list going, and make sure you've got all the ingredients.
- Get cooking and make your next Electric Skillet Recipe!
Which one of these recipes was your favorite? Let me know in the comment section or on Pinterest!