I have my best friend Cortney to thank for this amazing recipe. A few weeks ago I was brainstorming with her about what I should come up with for my post on Relish.com, and this was her suggestion. I had already made and photographed the panini that I posted, but I couldn't wait to try her recipe! This chicken is so easy to make, and incredibly moist and delicious. I love that it gets a nice crunchy golden crust on the outside, and is so tender and flavorful. I actually only made half the recipe the first time I made it, but I'm planning to make the full recipe soon and keep the leftovers in the fridge to throw into salads or wraps for easy lunches. This chicken is amazing!
Crispy Ranch Oven Fried Chicken
4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
3/4 cup ranch dressing (I used light)
3-4 tablespoons butter
1 cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Place chicken pieces in a large ziploc bag, and pour the ranch dressing over the top. Shift the chicken around so all pieces are coated in ranch dressing. Let sit in refrigerator 30-60 minutes. Preheat oven to 400. Place the butter in a 9 x 13 pan, and place in the oven to melt. Mix together bread crumbs, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper in a shallow dish, and dredge chicken pieces in the mixture. Carefully remove the hot pan from the oven, and place chicken strips in the hot butter. Return to oven and bake 10-12 minutes. Remove and flip chicken pieces over, then return to oven for another 10 minutes. Remove and transfer chicken pieces to paper towels to drain. Enjoy!
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