Fried Chicken with Avocado Ranch

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HIYA fried chicken with avocado ranch! Marinated chicken (thighs, breast and wings) with my favorite spices (like ancho chili, chili flakes, chili powder and paprika), fried to perfection and dipped in a creamy homemade avocado ranch using California Avocados, buttermilk, dill, parsley and chives. I made a BUNCH of extra avocado ranch and used it in salads, dipped with baguette, veggies and almost anything I could until it was done… def making another batch asap.

Avocado Ranch

  • 2 California Avocados
  • ½ cup Buttermilk
  • ⅔ Mayo
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 bunch dill
  • 1 bunch chives
  • 1 lemon
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 1.5 T dijon mustard

Fried Chicken

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 lb chicken wings
  • 1 T Chili powder
  • 1 T Ancho chili powder
  • 1 T Cayenne
  • 1 T Smoked paprika
  • 1 T Garlic powder
  • 1 T Chili flakes
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 1 cup vegetable or peanut oil (for frying)
  • 1 cup flour (for frying)
  • 2-3 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Make your avocado ranch by placing your avocados, buttermilk, mayo, parsley, dill, chives, lemon, salt, pepper garlic and dijon mustard in a blender or food processor. Pulse until a creamy avocado ranch is formed. Set aside.

Make your chicken rub by drying your chicken with paper towels and mixing in your chili powder, ancho chili powder, cayenne, paprika, garlic and chili flakes with a drizzle of olive oil.

Heat a deep skillet with your oil and let it get really hot, about 15-20 minutes. Set up your frying stations: beaten egg yolks, your chicken and a plate of flour. Take your chicken, dredge it in egg and shake off any excess. Then place in the flour, then the hot oil and fry until crispy throughout and cooked inside (about 10-15 minutes).

Let rest and serve with your avocado ranch and lemon wedges!

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