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Southern Fried Chicken

This recipe was a happy accident, reveals Patricia Gowen of Amherst, Virginia. "I discovered at the last minute that I didn't have enough all-purpose flour for coating the chicken, so I used pancake mix instead," she smiles. "It did taste different—but everyone at our house liked it."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • Oil for frying


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the pancake mix, salt, pepper and paprika. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time; shake to coat.
  • Heat 2 in. of oil in an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer to 375°. Fry chicken, a few pieces at a time for 6 minutes on each side or until golden brown and juices run clear.

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  • dublinlab
    Nov 23, 2019

    This was delicious. It took longer to cook but l expected that. I served with waffles, maple syrup and honey. I'll use this recipe again. Janet. VFE

  • gunslinger
    Feb 19, 2015

    Delicious coating, stayed on the chicken very well, spices were just right! Even though I try not to fry chicken very often anymore I will definately make this again!

  • PoohGal79
    Jun 25, 2013

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  • Bunny2010
    Aug 16, 2012

    My brother won't any chicken unless it comes from a bag. This is the Only chicken i was able to get him to eat in a long time.....I feel that it was a win for me and this recipe