This retro Oven Fried Potato Chip Chicken is a classic that I swear everyone’s Grandma used to make! I decided it was high time I fooled around with my Oven Baked Crispy Chicken recipe aka my Man Catching Oven Fried Chicken. This is a treat. A salty, greasy, get yo’ love on for potato chips treat.
But you know what? It’s high in protein and it’s also a fabulous picnic food! You can refrigerate this chicken and eat it as cold picnic chicken from your cooler.
Potato Chip Chicken
Potato chip coated chicken is definitely a mid-century recipe and it was really popular as a picnic food that you took cold with you. I changed it slightly by adding some spices to it and drizzling butter or margarine over top of the chicken to really give it some crunch!
This is so simple to make and I will bet you have the ingredients in your pantry and freezer !
- chicken pieces of choice
- seasoning salt
- potato chips
- butter or margarine
How to Make Potato Chip Chicken
The real secret is the order that you dip the chicken into the different coatings. You want to dip the chicken into the flour first, believe it or not. This gives the chicken a nice dry surface for the egg to stick to. Most recipes dip the chicken right into the egg, this method actually helps the batter stick properly! You want to:
- Dip the chicken into the flour mixture, coating completely. Shake off the excess flour.
- Dip the chicken into the egg mixture, coating completely.
- Dip the chicken into the crushed potato chips, coating completely.
- Place on the cookie sheet.
- Bake in the oven.
More Baked Chicken Recipes
I love baking up some chicken! I have a ton of recipes, here’s some of my faves:
- Homemade Shake and Bake! This is so much better than store bought and you can make my crispy baked chicken legs and my baked chicken thighs with it.
- Baked teriyaki chicken
- Smoked paprika chicken thighs
- Oven baked garlic parmesan chicken wings
Whew, what a decadent dinner this was! To be honest though, it’s the yummiest fried chicken I’ve had in a long, long time and it wasn’t even really fried. I absolutely love plain potato chips as my snack of choice, so that makes sense. If you want to reheat it, try my method here: how to reheat fried chicken.
Let me know if you try this! It’s a great treat dinner!
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Oven Fried Potato Chip Chicken
- Prep Time
- 40 minutes
- Cook Time
- 40 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 6-8 pieces of chicken
- 1 1/3 cups of flour
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2-3 large eggs
- 2 cups crushed potato chips low salt if you don't want too much salt
- 1/3 cup of butter or margarine melted
Whisk together the flour coating ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
Grease a baking sheet large enough for 8 pieces of chicken and set aside,
Beat the eggs in a small bowl.
First, dip your chicken into the flour mixture and cover it completely.
Dip it into the egg mixture, then into the broken chips for a second coat.
Place on the baking sheet.
Repeat with all chicken pieces.
Place in the fridge for half an hour to let the coating set.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Melt the margarine/butter and drizzle evenly over the top of the chicken pieces.
Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the chicken reaches the appropriate temperature (165 for Breast meat, 180 for dark meat)
Remove and serve!
- Nutritional values will depend on the pieces of chicken you use and the brand of chips etc
- Margarine has a higher smoke point than butter does, but a lot of people use butter successfully in this recipe as well. Just watch to make sure it doesn't burn!
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.