My simple pan-fried chicken

Fried Chicken, Recipes

Sometimes when we go camping I like to bring fried chicken. I make it ahead of time and either warm it up in the trailer oven or just eat it cold. It’s good both ways! You can also make it into a salad or a sandwich.

I start with a whole chicken, cut into pieces. I use pancake mix from Whole Foods. I don’t like all the crap that’s in Bisquick but it’s essentially the same thing.

Chicken pieces, biscuit and pancake mix, salt, and pepper are the only ingredients

Chicken pieces, biscuit and pancake mix, salt, and pepper are the only ingredients

Put half the bag of the pancake mix, a couple of shakes of salt, and a couple grinds of pepper in a plastic bag. Rinse and dry the chicken pieces.

Stick the chicken pieces intot he bag one at a time and shake them, then shake off the excess pancake mix

Stick the chicken pieces into the bag one at a time and shake them, then shake off the excess pancake mix

Brown the chicken lightly on one side, then turn it and brown the other side lightly, too.

Brown the chicken lightly on one side, then turn it and brown the other side lightly, too. I use half olive oil and half butter, about 1/4 inch deep when melted.

Once the chicken is browned, put the stove to low and cover. it will take between 20 and 45 minutes to cook through, you just need to keep checking it. I use an instant read thermometer and cook till it's 165 degrees inside

Once the chicken is browned, put the stove to low and cover. it will take between 20 and 45 minutes to cook through, you just need to keep checking it. I use an instant read thermometer and cook till it's 165 degrees inside

Once it's cooked I take the lid off and cook it some more, just to crisp it up a little

Once it's cooked I take the lid off and cook it some more, just to crisp it up a little

It's delicious, but very messy to make!

It's delicious, but very messy to make!

Let me know if you have any questions and tell me how YOU make it!

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