Wednesday, October 3, 2012

hidden valley ranch fried chicken

I was looking through my pantry today and found a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix. I thought, "hmm... I wonder if I can make fried chicken out of this thing." So I went to the Hidden Valley official website and found this recipe! It turned out good, but I think it'll go much better with chicken with skin more than boneless, skinless chicken breast. But the taste was great! 


Whole Chicken (3 pounds) or 4 chicken breasts - cut into 8 pieces (rinsed and patted dry)
Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing - 2 cups
Ground black pepper - 1/2 tsp
All-purpose flour - 3/4 cup
Salt - 1 tsp

Vegetable oil for frying


  1. If you are using a whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces, wash and pat dry. If you are using chicken breasts, you can cut into thinner slices (cut in half) or into bite size pieces.
  2. Prepare Hidden Valley original ranch dressing if you are making from a packet. 
  3. In a shallow pan or in Ziplock bag, marinade chicken pieces with ranch dressing. Let is sit for at least an hour. 


  1. Remove chicken from the dish. Shake off any excess marinade. Discard any leftover marinade. On a large plate, mix flour, salt and pepper. Roll each piece of chicken in the seasoned flour.
  2. In a pot or skillet, heat 1 inch deep vegetable oil. When it's ready (sprinkle some flour in the oil and when it bubbles and floats, it's ready), fry for 4 minutes on one side and 4 minutes on the other - or until golden brown.


  1. Grilled veggies go perfectly with the fried chicken. 

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