Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Ranch fried chicken

You know those days when you have barely anything in the refrigerator and you most certainly dont have the energy to go out to grab something to eat. I find this happening more so since moving to AZ-- our home is at least a 10 minute drive to any remote indication of civilization. So this recipe is the outcome of one those circumstances. And this chicken tastes so good that now I have to make special trips to the store to stock up on the ingredients used!

Ranch Fried Chicken

You will need:
2 chicken breasts
1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
2 cloves of garlic
1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of pepper


Wrap the chicken breasts in plastic wrap and beat with blunt object (I usually use a round bottomed spoon) till about 1 cm thick. Rub both sides of each breast with half the salt and pepper and keep aside. Add ranch dressing and chopped garlic into a bowl, keep aside. Transfer breadcrumbs onto a plate. Now the most efficient way to do this is to place everything in this order once prepping is done: seasoned chicken breasts, ranch dressing +garlic, breadcrumbs. Take one chicken breast, dip into ranch dressing (make sure you dont leave behind the garlic bits), and then coat with breadcrumbs. Repeat for other breast. Place chicken in shallow pan with 1tbsp of vegetable oil. cook on low to medium heat, till golden brown on either side.

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