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.




  • 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, (6 g saturated fat, 12 g polyunsaturated fat, 8 g monounsaturated fat), 155 mg cholesterol, 739 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 34 g protein.