Buttermilk Ranch Fried Chicken
8 oz Cains® Ranch Dressing
1 Tbsp + ½ tsp Old Bay seasoning
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp salt
1 bunch scallions, chopped
½ tsp cayenne pepper
2-lbs chicken (legs, thighs, breast)
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups yellow cornmeal
1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
1 pint canola oil
Mix together ranch dressing with 1 Tbsp Old Bay seasoning, minced garlic, salt, scallions and cayenne pepper. Add chicken pieces and marinate for at least 4-5 hours, (preferably overnight) in refrigerator. Mix together the flour, cornmeal, parsley and ½ tsp Old Bay Seasoning. Heat canola oil in large skillet. Add chicken to flour-cornmeal mixture and coat well. Remove and shake off excess flour. Add chicken to hot oil and fry, turning every few minutes to brown on all sides (do not allow chicken pieces to touch each other). Remove chicken and place onto cookie sheet. Place in a 325 degree oven and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until done.
** For a tangy Southwest taste, substitute Cains® Ranch Dressing with Cains® or Naturally Delicious® Chipotle Ranch Dressing.
Prep Time: 4-6 hours