RITZ Southern Fried Chicken

97  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 1 hr 50 min total
  • Makes 5 servings.

RITZ Southern Fried Chicken Recipe


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


  • Pour  buttermilk over chicken in shallow dish; cover and refrigerate 1 hour to marinate. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.
  • Add  chicken to combined cracker crumbs, flour and red pepper in shallow dish, turning to evenly coat all sides.
  • Heat  oil in large saucepan to 350°F. Add half the chicken; cook 15 min. or until chicken is done (165°F). Remove from oil; drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseYou'll know it is a special occasion when this Southern Fried Chicken is on the menu!

Use Your OvenOmit oil. Marinate and coat chicken as directed. Place in foil-lined 15x10x1-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Drizzle evenly with 1/4 cup melted butter. Bake at 375°F for 40 to 50 min. or until chicken is done (165°F).


Nutrition Information

Makes 5 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 390 
    • Total fat 25 g
    • Saturated fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 80 mg
    • Sodium 400 mg
    • Carbohydrate 13 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 2 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 26 g
    • Vitamin A 4 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 10 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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