The Perfect Pan-Fried Chicken, According to Charles Gabriel | Food Skills

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  • Published on Feb 19, 2018
  • A semi-finalist for Best Chef at the 2018 James Beard Awards, Charles Gabriel breaks down the keys to his now legendary pan-fried chicken recipe. Often neglected for a deep-fryer and a vat of oil, the giant pan makes for a crispier, juicier final product, and requires non-stop focus from the chef. At Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken, whole birds are butchered, battered, and then flipped one-by-one in the pan until golden brown. A staple in Harlem, New York, and a boon to home cooks everywhere, the pan-fried style perfected by Gabriel will change the way you look at fried chicken.
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  • Smeagol Smeagol
    Smeagol Smeagol 11 days ago

    it human meat, delicious human meat.

  • Dre Loco ZFG
    Dre Loco ZFG 12 days ago

    Don’t sleep on Harlem or anywhere in NY they have a lot of nice soul food spots pizza joints and chicken spots out there

  • Akbar The Great
    Akbar The Great 13 days ago

    damnnn amazing!

  • Suave
    Suave 14 days ago

    Thats a lot of Oil brother .....

  • hamiltontran
    hamiltontran 15 days ago

    Awesome story

  • pickle rick
    pickle rick 15 days ago

    Thank you boss man 👌

  • jamie r
    jamie r 15 days ago

    Close your eyes and you'll hear Bobby Boucher...true story

  • Qaled hemday
    Qaled hemday 17 days ago +1

    nice work man i really like that

  • Lillian Balkum
    Lillian Balkum 20 days ago

    He's so humble,his chicken is really the best.

  • Super Hot Fire
    Super Hot Fire 24 days ago

    Missy Elliot could sum this video up to
    “You our that thang down, flip it and reverse it.”:how to fry chicken

  • Raghu Devabhaktuni
    Raghu Devabhaktuni 25 days ago

    went there last year on vacation, the best southern restaurant in harlem PERIOD

  • Miss Shannon Lee
    Miss Shannon Lee 26 days ago

    Great video!!! I wanna know the special seasoning!! Lol

  • Mason M
    Mason M 26 days ago

    Soybean oil does not withstand high cooking temperatures well, so it is not a good choice for grilling, roasting or frying foods. However, it works well for gentle sautes of either meat or vegetables -- or even as a marinade for these foods prior to high-heat cooking. Because it has a neutral flavor, soybean oil may not be ideal for salad dressings, unless you want a light flavor. You can use soybean oil in foods that are already highly seasoned -- many ethnic cuisines -- as it will not compete with the flavors of the dish.

  • Missourigirlnat
    Missourigirlnat Month ago

    I love this guy! What a sweet man he is. Looks like awesome chicken!

  • Syuna
    Syuna Month ago

    Man that looks good I want to eat some fried chicken 🍗 I’m gunna pan fry some chicken tmr

  • Cory Ziegler
    Cory Ziegler Month ago

    God's plan.

  • LORRIE VIVALASVEGAS

    Thank you Sir!! Great chicken!!

  • Angel Rolo
    Angel Rolo Month ago

    this was posted on my birthday im 17 :)

  • GraveyWavey
    GraveyWavey Month ago

    I need the formuoliiii!!!

  • xart23x
    xart23x Month ago

    Mouth watered. You can tell he's passionate about his chicken and that's why it's probably so good.

  • BloozeDaddy
    BloozeDaddy Month ago

    secret ingredients of EVERYONE'S fried chicken : garlic powder / onion powder/seasoned salt

  • Pyrethryn
    Pyrethryn 2 months ago

    Is it because of his oil choice that it doesn't catch fire!? I was on the edge of my chair the whole time, look how high that oil was and how close it was next to the flame! Would like a serious answer, I do love me some pan fried chicken but I use a cast iron wok and can only get a few pieces in at a time (because I'm scared to hell of the potential fire.) And illumination would be most appreciated.
    That chicken looked amazing though.

  • Mohamed Kamal
    Mohamed Kamal 2 months ago

    He looks like a Denzel Washington's older brother, lol but his chicken looks like absolute money..!!

  • crimfan
    crimfan 2 months ago

    I gotta try that. I know where it is too!

  • Joshua Spector
    Joshua Spector 2 months ago

    man, his stuff looks so good.

  • Tyler Hottman
    Tyler Hottman 2 months ago

    Wtf this guy is adorable

  • Sha Brianna
    Sha Brianna 2 months ago

    He almost burned his hands🔥🔥

  • James Howden
    James Howden 2 months ago

    Sounds like such a kindhearted man, would love to try this chicken. Love these videos, just make you feel good. Man is clearly enjoying his life and what he is doing :)

  • Steve Logan
    Steve Logan 2 months ago +2

    I am an irishman from rural kentucky and this man knows how to cook fried chicken, seems like a really nice fellow also, i'd tear up some of that yardbird

  • biobele william-west
    biobele william-west 2 months ago

    That’s fried chicken

  • Rick James
    Rick James 2 months ago

    Chicken with the mac n the greens n the cornbread ..tell u what

  • Pushing 4Better
    Pushing 4Better 2 months ago

    my man. chicken looks great hope someday I get to try it!

  • noah lawrence
    noah lawrence 2 months ago

    collard greens cornbread mac n cheese and fried chicken. soul food right there

  • rb26dett
    rb26dett 2 months ago

    Beautiful soul. Happy for his success

  • BM03
    BM03 2 months ago

    There's some peace to this man that makes you want to punch anyone that says absolutely anything mean about him.

  • Mick Cotton Bar -B - Q
    Mick Cotton Bar -B - Q 3 months ago

    Great Job God Bless😇Good Fried Chicken

  • smashthestate
    smashthestate 3 months ago

    a mans life dedicated to frying. thanks capitalism

  • sky nguyen
    sky nguyen 3 months ago

    How do you prevent the blood to come out the chicken piece? My fried drunkstick would have those dark spot from the blood. Whats the secret?

  • Sylvain M
    Sylvain M 3 months ago

    I think I remember this restaurant from Precious , no ? It was also in Harlem

  • Kyle 123
    Kyle 123 3 months ago

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  • GiggaPlaysGames
    GiggaPlaysGames 3 months ago

    That chicken looks good as heck

  • Lift1One
    Lift1One 3 months ago

    I see that Mambo Sauce they're squirting on that chicken. On another note, soybean oil. That's probably the worst oil to fry in.

  • Just some random k pop trash

    That looks amazing ;0; I chose to watch this while I'm hungry XD

  • Infinity 95
    Infinity 95 3 months ago

    That plate with the cornbread on the side at 2:30 does it for me:)

  • theartist
    theartist 3 months ago

    My man rocks that fried chicken, yummy.

  • In The Kitchen With Sandy

    Perfect!

  • Mohit Sharma
    Mohit Sharma 3 months ago

    Is it just me or he remind you of Denzel Washington?

  • Zel The Viking
    Zel The Viking 3 months ago

    I was in New York looking for a great place that served fried chicken when I was over there a couple years ago. Never found a good spot.
    Now I know where I'm going, if I ever go back!

  • Allan Fisch
    Allan Fisch 3 months ago

    I can't wait to try this the next time i'm in NYC.

  • ronnel laurente
    ronnel laurente 3 months ago

    Man, didn't know Denzel Washington's father was this good.

  • Lifestyle Pin
    Lifestyle Pin 3 months ago

    Those are real tasty food that you want to eat again and again

  • Timothy Threet
    Timothy Threet 3 months ago

    I would watch him talk about cooking for hours.

  • yongdol73
    yongdol73 3 months ago

    U know it is good shit just looking at it

  • Ari Elle
    Ari Elle 3 months ago

    I trust anyone that pronounces oil like "orl" with my fried chicken any day!

  • Cliff P
    Cliff P 3 months ago

    If you don’t give the recipe don’t show case how to!

  • Samuel Markert
    Samuel Markert 3 months ago

    I want to hang out with him, and eat that delicious fried chicken

  • Jonathan Sanzari
    Jonathan Sanzari 3 months ago

    I bet him and Mr. Brown got along famously.

  • Mo Ali
    Mo Ali 4 months ago

    This guy is the real kernel

  • Rei Moon
    Rei Moon 4 months ago

    I hope I can find a career I love as much as this guy loves his.

  • shawn wright
    shawn wright 4 months ago

    Love this kind of simple to the point and GENUINE person to person approach.

  • Mr.Vore_
    Mr.Vore_ 4 months ago

    i want chicken now

  • mark Luther king
    mark Luther king 4 months ago

    I'll probably wait forever since he's frying it in the pan.

  • relle19
    relle19 4 months ago

    Center breast?

  • Edgar Patlan
    Edgar Patlan 4 months ago

    Uggghhh so hungry.
    Looks so good

  • SharkbiteCrew.
    SharkbiteCrew. 4 months ago

    That song! Can someone tell me? :/

  • Brandon Nelson
    Brandon Nelson 4 months ago +1

    Oh my God! Im hungry

  • Zawadi Holliday
    Zawadi Holliday 4 months ago

    Next time i'm in the City.....

  • Amocoru
    Amocoru 4 months ago

    Pan fried chicken > all

  • Samuel Reynolds
    Samuel Reynolds 4 months ago

    Great man

  • Penutbutter And jealous

    Reminds me of Waterboy haha he's like a super nice dude tho and that chicken looks fire!

  • Letrice Lynch
    Letrice Lynch 4 months ago

    Cast iron is always the best pan to cook chicken in he's not lieing about that at all

  • Iwillone
    Iwillone 4 months ago

    Great, now I have a craving (0 0)

  • Ari duh
    Ari duh 4 months ago

    My mom taught me how to fry it in the pan lol

  • Cyka Blyat
    Cyka Blyat 4 months ago

    Cool dude

  • Charlie Clips pops
    Charlie Clips pops 4 months ago

    What's the address to this place?

  • cactus`
    cactus` 4 months ago

    What a sweet guy. That chicken looks awesome.

  • SunnySideShar
    SunnySideShar 4 months ago

    I was just there three days ago.

  • cyndi williams
    cyndi williams 4 months ago

    Am I really going to go to NY just for some of that chicken? Yes I am!

  • Renata Romero
    Renata Romero 4 months ago

    Soul food is life!

  • Renata Romero
    Renata Romero 4 months ago

    Eu quero emagrecer mas gosto demais de frango frito 😭😭
    Não vivo sem 😢

  • Shawn Gifford
    Shawn Gifford 4 months ago

    Love me some fried chicken..and his looks delicious..

  • El Niño
    El Niño 4 months ago +1

    Didn't understand a fucking word. But who cares?

  • Sankofa NYC
    Sankofa NYC 4 months ago

    Uptown Reigns

  • chopstiickss
    chopstiickss 4 months ago

    Wok burner=efficiency

  • Filip Gunnarsson
    Filip Gunnarsson 4 months ago

    Endure face host limit breathe background Catholic Muslim insight host.

  • RICHY RACKS
    RICHY RACKS 4 months ago

    Who ever disliked this video needs to go to prison

  • Nick N.
    Nick N. 4 months ago

    i'm glad the queero hipsters haven't gentrified the fuck out of his neighborhood and replaced charles's place with some trendy ramen joint.

  • M A
    M A 4 months ago

    what a soft spoken, mild mannered, humble black man. a true inspiration and role model for the black community in NY

    • M A
      M A 4 months ago

      Jp 89 lol there it is, you’re just being an idiot.
      Take care friend!!

    • Jp 89
      Jp 89 4 months ago

      M Je keep trolling troglodyte

    • M A
      M A 4 months ago

      Jp 89 what are you squawking about you silly boy?!?!?
      Move along and go do something productive for society

    • Jp 89
      Jp 89 4 months ago

      That’s supposed to be a compliment? Lol Black people who are self defined don’t value the opinion of other groups

  • Everton Tsai
    Everton Tsai 4 months ago

    He seems like the coolest dude ever. This man deserves a hug :') The fried chicken looks great too!

  • Pixel
    Pixel 4 months ago

    Well, now I wish I lived in NYC

  • Chloe B
    Chloe B 4 months ago

    Wanna go to the states just to eat this guy's chicken now.

  • Mahesa Anabrang
    Mahesa Anabrang 4 months ago

    he got them old people eyes.. that perma-tired gaze....

  • Minds Eye
    Minds Eye 4 months ago

    Chicken looks amazing, the guy seems like an amazing person but man I could barely understand 2 out of 10 words he was speaking. Jeesh!

  • old pump
    old pump 4 months ago

    I love this man ❤

  • Pipa HK
    Pipa HK 4 months ago

    What a humble guy

  • FakeObama
    FakeObama 4 months ago

    wheres the watermelon and kool aid side?

  • Lyssa Lectro
    Lyssa Lectro 4 months ago

    What about that's sauce!?

  • Greyson Wayne
    Greyson Wayne 4 months ago

    Eating fried chicken while watching this..on point !! Lol

  • steven gonzalez
    steven gonzalez 4 months ago

    SO MUCH FOR BIG WORD SPELLING ABILITYS anyways that food look very delicious

  • APRIL Fielder
    APRIL Fielder 4 months ago

    I got my self on down there today
    And people let me tell you
    I want to go again tmrw and I might
    Now that he has gotten media coverage the line is out of door
    But that's ok I'll wait
    Hands down has to be the best soul food in the city
    I'm born and raised by southern parents and I can cook
    This is exceptional good food