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  1. scentednights
    Feb 02 - 5:19 pm

    This looks so good. I haven’t had fried chicken in such a long time!

    • Amber
      Feb 09 - 1:28 am

      I rarely eat it myself, but everyone else loves it so I make it for them.

  2. ericasTFLblog
    Feb 02 - 6:33 pm

    Mmmmm, it looks so crispy and delicious! I love fried chicken as long as it’s not too greasy 🙂

    • Amber
      Feb 09 - 1:29 am

      It is, the crispy part is the best part! Of course the meat itself is wonderful – Granny knows what she’s doing. As long as chicken is drained on a paper towel after coming out of the pan it shouldn’t be greasy at all.

      • gaRY jARAMILLO
        Sep 24 - 5:28 pm

        I use this recipe and always add a touch of chipotle powder to the brine (1/2) teaspoon and my guests just can’t get enough. They love the tiniest touch of spicy chiplotle flavor. People pay me to make it for their big events and occasions. I made over $11,000 last winter making this recipe. I guess that’s what they call Chicken Scratch – HA! Of course, I make a huge batch of buttermilk waffles and honey to go along with each serving of my giant boneless chicken breast.

  3. PassportFrugal
    Feb 03 - 8:14 pm

    Amazing. I would have never guessed pancake mix. I believe I will be trying your granny’s recipe. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Emily
    Feb 04 - 6:10 pm

    This looks sooo good! I love fried chicken, but never make it! Maybe next week?

  5. Tiffany C.
    Feb 05 - 10:53 pm

    That chicken looks really delicious!!! I haven’t friend chicken in forever, and I need to, it’s so good. Thanks for sharing a family secret.

  6. Brandy Myers
    Feb 05 - 11:03 pm

    I never thought of using pancake flour for fried chicken. It really is brilliant already containing the baking soda and sugar. Thank you for the recipe I can’t wait to implement it in my kitchen.

  7. Isra {TheFrugalette}
    Feb 06 - 6:18 pm

    Amber, this looks amazing!!! I love fried chicken and seriously what a secret ingredient! Pinned it, I have a whole chicken in the freezer right now, just need to pick up some pancake flour!

    • Amber
      Feb 09 - 1:33 am

      Thanks, Isra! Granny is a true southern cook – she has lots of twists in her recipes that make them really stand out.

  8. Lena
    Feb 06 - 10:48 pm

    This just looks too perfect – dinner that would make me happy

    • Amber
      Feb 09 - 1:32 am

      It’s definitely comfort food – so yummy!

  9. Nikki
    Feb 08 - 12:44 pm

    This looks so delicious! In fact, just about everything you’ve posted looks amazing! Going to be pinning a lot from you!!

    • Amber
      Feb 09 - 1:25 am

      🙂 I’m still working on my photography – but I’m getting there! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my posts.

  10. Amber
    Feb 08 - 11:40 pm

    OMG I need some right now…with a bunch of mac and cheese and mashed potatoes! YUM!

    • Amber
      Feb 09 - 1:22 am

      You’re making me hungry!

  11. Does the pancake mix have sugar in it? It seems like the honey plus that would make the chicken taste sweet. Hmm. Sure looks good though!

    • Amber
      Feb 13 - 10:13 am

      I think it has a little bit of sugar, not overly sweet. I think the tinge of sweetness is what sets her chicken apart from the rest.

      • Glenda
        Feb 17 - 5:52 pm

        What about cooking temp? Medium or medium high? Sounds wonderful!

        • Amber
          Feb 17 - 5:53 pm

          Medium! Medium high may work but I keep mine at a medium setting.

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  13. Liz @ Quirky Vistas
    Mar 03 - 6:09 pm

    Sounds great. I’ve pinned it so I can remember where to find it. Thanks!
    Liz

  14. Kathie
    Mar 03 - 6:23 pm

    Show and Tell Saturday is still going strong at Sassy Little Lady! I’d love you have you join the party! 🙂

    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday-6

    Kathie

  15. andi winslow
    Mar 04 - 2:15 pm

    I would love to try “Granny’s” recipe so I have printed it off. I’ll let you know how it comes out. Looks delish thanks, andi

  16. Jenny Lynn
    Mar 04 - 4:15 pm

    I have wondered how to make the perfect fried chicken. Book marking the recipe so I can give it a try. I love home fried chicken.

  17. This is a great recipe. I love it. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  18. Looks delish!! 🙂

  19. Emily
    Mar 05 - 1:26 pm

    Stopping by from Totally Tasty Tuesdays, we love fried chicken! and good homemade fried chicken is always the best 🙂

  20. I completely agree with your granny that brining is absolutely essential to good fried chicken. I’ve never tried breading it with Aunt Jemima before. Clever! If you haven’t already, I’d love if you’d come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-11/

  21. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love
    Mar 06 - 9:33 am

    This looks divine! It’s being featured today…thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

    http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2013/03/featuring-you.html

  22. Faye
    Mar 06 - 6:37 pm

    I was born, raised and live in the south. Fried chicken is a natural for a true southener. I have tried it many ways and so far I have liked mine the best and evidently so did quite a few others. I used to have to fry, it seemed like loads of it for my ex-husband and his coworkers. He shared some at lunch one day, then it seemed like a constant request.
    But this chicken looks divine. I have never tried it with pancake flour, but you can bet Aunt Jemima’s is going on my shopping list. Thank you so much for sharing your Granny’s secret. ssssshhhhhh I won’t tell anyone lol

  23. Dawn ~ Spatulas On Parade
    Mar 06 - 11:02 pm

    Everybody has a grandma who cooked good chicken it seems. I like the pancake batter with this, different. Thanks for sharing. I found you over at Pin Inspiration Party
    Dawn
    http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

  24. Krissy
    Mar 07 - 8:44 am

    I’ve Never Tried Pancake Batter, But I’ve Often Eyeballed The Cake Flour. I’ve Just Been Too Afraid To Try It. :/ Maybe I’m Way Off On That, But For Some Reason The Cake Flour Just Calls My Name When I Prepare To Fry Something.

  25. Elizabeth
    Mar 08 - 12:46 am

    I never would have thought to use pancake mix to batter the chicken, but it seems like a perfect idea!

    Also, I want to invite you to my new blog round up Pantry Party. This month’s theme is BREADED. This post would be great to have included and any others (or new breaded recipes) you make! http://lawstudentscookbook.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/pantry-party-march-2013-announcement/

  26. Miz Helen
    Mar 08 - 12:06 pm

    Amber, your Fried Chicken looks so good, and what a great idea for the batter. Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  28. Sandra H @ scrumptilicious4you
    Mar 12 - 10:07 pm
    • Amber
      Mar 12 - 10:39 pm

      I use a cast iron skillet with almost 2 inches of vegetable oil to fry 🙂

  29. Adrienne Carver
    May 26 - 11:44 am

    When I began cooking 25 years ago, I used pancake batter to fry chicken. I almost always burned it a little, just like in the picture @the top of the page.

  30. Kathy Sheehan
    Jun 05 - 7:17 pm

    One question: Is it regular pancake mix or the complete? Dying to try it!

    • Amber
      Jun 10 - 3:02 pm

      I’ve used both but prefer the regular pancake mix!

  31. Marisol
    Dec 06 - 12:03 pm

    I don’t really like fried chicken to greasy for me. How would I be able to do baked fried chicken with this recipe.

  32. London
    Jan 15 - 12:10 pm

    Sounds about right! Love that my family isn’t the only ones who use Aunt Jemima mix, been using it for years. To me it gives the chicken that extra umph that all purpose flour doesn’t. I will be trying your recipe ASAP!

  33. trina
    Jan 23 - 8:50 pm

    When you say pancake flour. . Is it just plain flour, or is it complete pancake mix? ?

  34. nancy
    Jan 24 - 2:47 am

    After the chicken fries 7-8 mins, flipped, then how long do you fry the chicken on the ‘flip side’

  35. Nick Silvestro
    Jan 28 - 1:16 am

    O.K. – we are snowed in…its a blizzard here in Mass…and the other day,I saw this recipe on facebook…and wanted to try it…so while I was at the market,stocking up…for the storm of the century…i got some chicken, and some honey, I had the rest of the stuff around the house……I gotta tell you…we did get the storm of the century,,,and my nanna’s fry chicken…Its the best…better than 11 herbs an spices..secret recipe…better than going into the ghetto…an getting sole food (that was the best fried chicken)
    WoW… great chicken…I got to tell you though…I tweaked the recipe a bit…….Instead of bryning it in the fridge…..i put it in in a covered pyrex…and stuck it in the snow for exactly 3 an 1/2 hours!!! thanks for the recipe 🙂

  36. constance lyle
    Oct 28 - 1:50 pm

    It’s GREAT!! I discovered this recipe on my own about 3yrs ago…I was short of flour.so I used pancake mix for the second batch totally separate to TELL A DIFFERENCE AND Omg the pancake mix gives you such a perfect golden color with a nice crunch that gives you an AMAZING GOOD FRIED CHICKEN TASTE!! if you like fried chicken give pancake batter a try!!! Any brand I’ve tried several!!!

  37. Mary M.
    Jan 30 - 9:29 pm

    Thanks for letting us in on the secret to perfect fried chicken!

  38. Sandy
    Jul 18 - 8:30 pm

    What kind of oil do you fry the chicken in and at what temp.

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