Oven-Fried Picnic Chicken

Oven-Fried Picnic Chicken

  • 10 Minutes Prep1 Hour Total
  • 8 Servings
  • 270 Calories per Serving
Who doesn't love fried chicken? An all-time favorite, this chicken gets extra flavor from ranch dressing mix.

Ingredient List

  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts (2 1/2 lb)
  • 1 cup corn flakes cereal
  • 1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 2 packages (1 oz each) ranch dressing mix (dry)
  • Cooking spray


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Pour buttermilk into shallow glass or plastic bowl. Add chicken; turn to coat. Let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in 2-quart resealable food-storage plastic bag, crush cereal with rolling pin. Add flour and dressing mix (dry) to cereal in bag. Remove chicken from buttermilk; discard buttermilk. Add chicken to cereal mixture. Seal bag; shake to coat.
  4. Place chicken on cookie sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).


  • Bake it the night before, then pack it up for a picnic in the park the next day!
  • Create a new recipe just by cutting up the chicken! For Oven-Fried Chicken Fingers, cut chicken breast halves crosswise into 1 1/2-inch strips before coating with buttermilk. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Turn strips; bake about 20 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink in center.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 7g 11%, Saturated Fat 2g 10%, Cholesterol 85mg 29%, Sodium 860mg 36%, Potassium 360mg 10%, Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%, Dietary Fiber 0g 0%, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 15%, Iron 15%, Vitamin D 4%, Vitamin E 0%, Thiamin 15%, Riboflavin 20%, Niacin 70%, Vitamin B6 35%, Folic Acid 10%, Vitamin B12 10%, Pantothenic Acid 10%, Phosphorus 30%, Magnesium 10%, Zinc 15%, Selenium 40%, Copper 4%, Manganese 4%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 270, Calories from Fat 70, Trans Fat 0g, Monounsaturated Fat 2 1/2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1 1/2g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 0g, Sugars 4g, Protein 34g, Beta-Carotene 0%, Omega-3 0g, Carbohydrate Choice 1, Starch 1/2, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 1/2, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 4 1/2, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 1, Fruits 0c, Vegetables 0c, Grains 1oz-eq, Meat & Beans 4oz-eq, Dairy 0c, Fats & Oils 4tsp