*Points+ Value: 5           SMPoints: 6

Servings: 4

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (4 ounces each)
(plus an extra 10 ounces for
Chicken Pot Pies)
1/2 cup 2% milk
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 cup cornflakes cereal
1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix
pinch cajun seasoning (like Tony Chachere's)
1/3 cup reduced fat sour cream

In small bowl combine milk and vinegar (you're making buttermilk).  Set aside while preparing chicken. If chicken breasts are large, cut
into 4 ounce portions. You'll have an extra 10 ounces so reserve this for planned leftovers for Chicken Tortilla Soup (lunch) (do not put
this portion in the buttermilk). Whisk together buttermilk, dijon and lemon juice.  Put chicken breasts in 1 gallon ziplock bag and pour in
buttermilk mixture.  Allow chicken to marinate for at least 2 hours and as long as 8 hours.

Remove chicken from ziplock bag and let drain in colander. Put on cutting board or flat surface and pat dry.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  If available, top a baking sheet with a wire cookie cooling rack and spray rack with nonstick cooking
spray.  If no wire rack is available, spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.  
Set aside.

With fork, mix cajun seasoning into sour cream. Coat both sides of each breast with sour cream.

Add the cornflakes and Ranch Mix to another ziplock bag , and crush cornflakes well.  The easiest way is to just
squish the bag.  Don't crush into a powder, but the coating doesn't need to have large chunks either.

One at a time, put each sour cream coated chicken in the seasoned corn flake crumbs and gently shake until c
chicken breast is coated. Remove and put on chosen method of pan (see instructions above).  Do this separately with each chicken
breast.  You should only have one breast in the bag at a time.

Lightly mist tops of chicken with nonstick cooking spray, and put on cookie sheet.  .Alongside the Ranch Chicken, make an open top foil
"boat" (to keep chicken juices from bleeding onto Ranch Chicken) and add reserved chicken breast for
Chicken Tortilla Soup.  Season
with a pinch of salt and pepper.  

Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.  Allow planned leftovers to come to room temperature then reserve in refrigerator.
Picky Eater/Non-Dieter Tips:  This will be a hit with both picky eaters and non-dieters.  Consider serving ranch dressing as a
dipping sauce.
Crispy Ranch Chicken
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lightened Up Comfort Food
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Cooking Tips:  Use the wire cooling rack if you have one.  It makes a huge difference because the bottom of the chicken remains
crispy.  Don't leave out the cayenne pepper in the sour cream.  It won't add heat, just a subtle flavor punch.
Calories: 232   Fat: 5.3   Carbs: 22   Fiber: 2   Protein: 24
how we calculated
how we calculated
Double Duty/Plan Ahead: Make an extra 10 ounces for Chicken Pot Pies