Pancake Mix Fried Chicken


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Pancake Mix Fried Chicken

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    Out of breadcrumbs or looking to try a new recipe for breading drumsticks? Try this recipe using pancake mix and dill pickle juice. The best part? We fried it for extra crispiness.


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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 6
    3 qt. Hy-Vee canola oil
    ½ c. Hy-Vee 100% egg whites
    ¼ c. dill pickle juice
    1 tbsp. Tobasco pepper hot sauce
    1 c. Hy-Vee buttermilk complete pancake and waffle mix
    2 tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee garlic powder
    1 tsp. That's Smart! onion powder
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee ground black pepper
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee paprika
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee cayenne pepper
    6 Hy-Vee chicken drumsticks

    Things To Grab

    • 6-quart heavy-bottom stockpot
    • 2 shallow bowls
    • Meat thermometer
    • Paper towels


    1. Heat canola oil to 325 degrees in a heavy-bottom 6-quart stockpot. 

    2. Meanwhile, combine egg whites, dill pickle juice, and Tobasco sauce in a shallow bowl. Combine pancake mix, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper in another shallow bowl. 

    3. Dip chicken drumsticks, one at a time, in egg white mixture followed by pancake flour mixture; shake off excess flour. 

    4. Fry chicken, a few at a time, in hot oil 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown and chicken reaches 165 degrees. Drain on paper towels. 

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      Nutrition cannot be accurately calculated for fried foods.
      Hy-Vee Test Kitchen