Oven-Fried Ranch Chicken

Classic oven-fried chicken gets a kick from ranch dressing in a super-simple, decidedly delicious recipe.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

Chicken

2
cups buttermilk
1
twin-package (2 oz total) ranch dressing mix
3 1/2
lb cut-up whole chicken
Cooking spray

Breading

1
pouch (6.5 oz) cornbread & muffin mix
1
teaspoon paprika
1
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix buttermilk, dressing mix and chicken. Seal bag; turn bag several times to coat chicken. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • 2 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. In shallow dish, mix breading ingredients. Remove chicken pieces one at a time from buttermilk mixture. Dip chicken in breading, turning to coat completely; shake off excess. Place chicken, bone side down, in pan. Lightly spray top of chicken with cooking spray.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and legs).
  • 1 In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix buttermilk, dressing mix and chicken. Seal bag; turn bag several times to coat chicken. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • 2 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. In shallow dish, mix breading ingredients. Remove chicken pieces one at a time from buttermilk mixture. Dip chicken in breading, turning to coat completely; shake off excess. Place chicken, bone side down, in pan. Lightly spray top of chicken with cooking spray.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and legs).

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If you don't have buttermilk on hand, pour 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice into a 2-cup measuring cup and add enough regular milk to measure 2 cups. Stir, then let stand 5 minutes.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
155mg
155%;
Sodium
1340mg
1340%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
53g
53%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 6 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.