From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Mmm! No-muss, no-fuss, delicious chicken that's "fried" in your oven.
packages (1 oz each) ranch dressing mix
cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb)
pouch (6.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ cornbread & muffin mix
teaspoon seasoned salt
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
Fresh parsley sprigs for garnish, if desired
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.
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.
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.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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.