Your favorite salad dressing plays a role in giving this crispy fried chicken more flavor. Save some to serve on the side for dipping, and mix a few dollops into the breading so each bite has creamy ranch flavor.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350*F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place flour in a shallow dish. In a second shallow dish combine eggs and 1/3 cup ranch dressing. In a third shallow dish combine crushed crackers, ranch dressing mix, and, if desired, paprika. Coat chicken with flour; dip in egg mixture and coat with cracker mixture.

  • In a 12-inch heavy skillet heat oil over medium. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until golden, turning occasionally. Transfer chicken to prepared baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is done (170°F for breasts; at least 175°F for thighs and drumsticks). If desired, cover and chill up to 24 hours. Serve with additional ranch dressing.

Nutrition Facts

528 calories; 28 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 12 g polyunsaturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat; 155 mg cholesterol; 739 mg sodium. 301 mg potassium; 32 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 34 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 109 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 10 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 71 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 37 mg calcium; 4 mg iron;