ALMOST KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN

ALMOST KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN

3 lbs. chicken pieces
2 pkgs. Italian seasonings salad dressing mix (dry)
3 T. flour
2 t. salt
¼ c. lemon juice

1 c. milk

1 ½ c. pancake mix
1 t. paprika
½ t. sage
¼ t. pepper

Make a paste out of the marinade ingredients. Coat chicken evenly. Stack chicken pieces in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least for several hours.
Mix pancake mix with other seasonings.
Dip pieces of chicken in milk, then in pancake coating. Dust off excess. Lightly brown in skillet with 1/2 inch vegetable oil in it. Brown for 4 minutes each side. Remove and place in a single layer on shallow baking pan. Seal with flour. Bake for 1 hour at 350* F. Uncover and baste again with milk. Return, uncovered, to oven heated to 400* F. to crisp for 10 minutes.