Oven-Fried Ranch Chicken

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Mmm! No-muss, no-fuss, delicious chicken that's "fried" in your oven.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 4

Chicken

2
cups buttermilk
2
packages (1 oz each) ranch dressing mix
1
cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb)
Cooking spray

Breading

1
pouch (6.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ cornbread & muffin mix
1
teaspoon paprika
1
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
Fresh parsley sprigs for garnish, if desired

  • 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 drumsticks). Garnish with parsley sprigs.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
135mg
135%;
Sodium
1770mg
1770%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
49g
49%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.