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Ritz® Southern Fried Chicken

Ritz Southern Fried Chicken


  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 broiler-fryer chicken (2 1/2 pounds), cut up
  • 25 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed (about 1 cup)
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 cups oil


  1. Pour buttermilk over chicken in shallow dish or resealable plastic bag; cover and refrigerate 1 hour to marinate.
  2. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.
  3. Add chicken to combined cracker crumbs, flour, salt and red pepper in shallow dish, turning to evenly coat all sides.
  4. Heat oil in large saucepan to 350 degrees F. Add half of the chicken; cook 15 minutes or until chicken is golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Remove from oil; drain on paper towels.
  6. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Prep Time: 20 min | Total Time: 1 hr 50 min | Makes: 5 servings

Use Your Oven:

Omit oil. Marinate and coat chicken as directed. Place in foil-lined 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan sprayed with cooking spray. Drizzle evenly with 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter or margarine. Bake at 375 degrees F for 40 to 50 minutes or until chicken is golden brown and cooked through.

Nutritional Information: Calories 430 Total fat 28 g Saturated fat 6 g Cholesterol 95 mg Sodium 420 mg Carbohydrate 13 g Dietary fiber 0 g Sugars 2 g Protein 31 g

Vitamin A 4 %DV Vitamin C 0 %DV Calcium 6 %DV Iron 10 %DV

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