Crispy Buttermilk Baked Chicken

What you need:

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 envelope Ranch Dressing mix {or 1 recipe homemade}
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 2 lbs. chicken breasts
  • 4 to 5 slices bread, torn into smaller pieces

Directions:

  1. Combine buttermilk, sour cream, and 2 tbsp. of dressing mix in a bowl. Place chicken in it and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, run the slices of bread plus the remainder of the ranch mix through a food processor.
  3. Spread the seasoned breadcrumbs on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 450* for about 5 minutes. Watch these carefully to make sure they don't burn! Stir a couple times while baking to help :)
  4. Place bread crumbs in a bowl and dip the buttermilk soaked chicken in them to coat.
  5. Place chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and give the chicken a light spray.
  6. Bake chicken on a rack set on the lowest place in your oven for 10 minutes.
  7. Move chicken to middle rack and reduce oven temperature to 400* - bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked all the way through.

Recipe from Baking and Creating with Avril