Ranch-Style Thighs Recipe

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My family prefers oven-fried chicken to the deep-fried variety. Creamy ranch dressing makes this wonderfully crunchy chicken tender and juicy.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:3-4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 3-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2-1/4 pounds), skin removed
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 478 calories, 31 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 116 mg cholesterol, 549 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl or large resealable plastic bag, combine crumbs, Parmesan cheese, cornmeal and Italian seasoning. Dip chicken in salad dressing, then coat with crumb mixture.
  2. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until juices run clear. Yield: 3-4 servings.
Originally published as Ranch-Style Thighs in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p36

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 478 calories, 31 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 116 mg cholesterol, 549 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 33 g protein.

This recipe pairs well with a medium red wine.

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

Yummy!!! We used boneless thighs and they came out so tender with a crispy coating. Will make this again.

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Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

Very good & easy. We enjoyed this recipe. I doubled it so we would have leftovers. Also used boneless thighs as that's what I had on hand.

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Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

This recipe is a winner! Excellent flavor and melt-in-your-mouth juicy chicken! My oven-baked chicken always seems to come out dry, but not with this recipe. And I love that I don't have to eat the skin to get most of the flavor.

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

Yummm! So easy and delicious. I didn't have any cornmeal so I just used italian seasoned bread crumbs and added some more seasoning to it. My husband loved it! Said it was the best chicken he's had in along time!

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Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

This was fast and easy to make and the coating was very tasty. I always appreciate recipes that use ingredients that I have on hand.

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