RITZ Southern Fried Chicken

The best fried chicken recipe just appeared in front of you! Tender chicken coated in in rich, buttery RITZ Cracker crumbs will definitely win the blue ribbon!

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Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 broiler-fryer chicken (2-1/2 lb.), cut up
  • 25 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed (about 1 cup)
  • ⅔ cup flour
  • ½ tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2 cups oil

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Recipe Tips


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.

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