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Potato Chip Chicken Recipe

Potato Chip Chicken

5 from 1 vote
Kierste Wade | Old Salt Farm
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
The MOST popular dinner at our house, Potato Chip Chicken is a quick & easy dinner, Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside!


  • 2 lbs. chicken tenders, or boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into strips or pieces
  • 1 pint buttermilk
  • 1 large bag plain, wavy potato chips
  • Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray liberally with cooking spray.
  • If you're using boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut them into strips or nugget-sized pieces. Pour the buttermilk into a large bowl, and let the chicken soak for 10 minutes, or up to 30 minutes--however much time you have!
  • Use a rolling pin to crunch the potato chips while they're in the bag, then pour them into a pie plate. One-by-one, take the chicken from its buttermilk bath, roll it in the potato chips, then set them on the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until chicken is done and the potato chips are golden brown. The baking time will depend on the size of your chicken--if you did smaller pieces or strips, so watch carefully.
  • Serve with ranch dip (ranch dressing packet mixed with sour cream), honey mustard, and ketchup.


Buttermilk is important because that's what helps make the chicken so tender.  If you don't have any on hand, and don't want to wait to make this recipe, you can always make your own using vinegar and milk.  1 cup buttermilk = 1 Tablespoon white vinegar + enough milk to measure 1 cup, OR 1 cup buttermilk = 1 Tablespoon lemon juice + enough milk to measure 1 cup. Let stand 5-10 minutes.
Course :Dinner
Cuisine :American
Keyword :chicken recipes, easy dinners, quick dinners
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