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Crispy Ritz Cracker Fried Chicken

The next time you want to make fried chicken, consider using Ritz cracker crumbs to make the coating instead of using seasoned flour. You will be able to taste the unmistakable flavor of these crackers in the finished coating, and they will also add an attractive color to the chicken. Perhaps you already have some Ritz crackers in the cupboard.

How to Make the Coating

Converting whole crackers into cracker crumbs is important, and the smaller you get the crumbs the better they will stick to the chicken, so you can either put them in a gallon-size Ziploc bag and smash them with a rolling pin or meat mallet, or else use a food processor or blender to do the same job in less time. You will also need to prepare a seasoned egg mixture and a seasoned flour mixture, because the chicken will be dipped in each one. If you want to double-layer the egg and flour mixture, that is your choice. It results in a slightly thicker coating if you do that. The chicken then needs to sit for a while so the coating can dry.

Although you can deep-fry this if you wish, pan-frying is perhaps more convenient, and pounded chicken takes no more than 10 to 15 minutes to cook to perfection. Feel free to tweak the seasonings if you wish, and even swap the Ritz crackers for saltines if you only have those. Some people like to add some cayenne pepper to spice things up, while others might throw in some parmesan cheese or crushed French-fried onions. Continue reading