This is just like potato fried chicken, but I like to think of it as a little bit healthier!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place melted butter or margarine in a shallow dish or bowl, then place potato flakes in a separate shallow dish or bowl. Roll chicken pieces in butter or margarine, then in potato flakes. Place coated chicken pieces in a 9x13 inch baking dish, skin side up.

  • Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 1 hour.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

509 calories; 38.7 g total fat; 187 mg cholesterol; 273 mg sodium. 7.8 g carbohydrates; 31.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2007
Great and SIMPLE recipe. I used eggs instead of melted butter and baked the chicken on a jelly roll pan on a rack. Turned the chicken after 30 minutes and baked for 30 minutes longer. Could not have been more crisp or moist even if I had soaked it in a brine fried it in oil. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/14/2008
Be careful not to overdo the potato flakes. I think I got too much potato and it didn't crisp up quite right. It might help to rotate the chicken during cooking to make sure that enough butter soaks into the potato flakes. I added just a touch of the following spices for added flavor -- salt pepper onion powder garlic powder cayenne pepper and paprika. Read More
(26)
163 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 59
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2007
Great and SIMPLE recipe. I used eggs instead of melted butter and baked the chicken on a jelly roll pan on a rack. Turned the chicken after 30 minutes and baked for 30 minutes longer. Could not have been more crisp or moist even if I had soaked it in a brine fried it in oil. Read More
(107)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2007
Great and SIMPLE recipe. I used eggs instead of melted butter and baked the chicken on a jelly roll pan on a rack. Turned the chicken after 30 minutes and baked for 30 minutes longer. Could not have been more crisp or moist even if I had soaked it in a brine fried it in oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2005
Very yummy! I made the following additions: 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese to potato flakes. Sprinkle chicken (in pan) with salt pepper chicken seasoning. Broil on high for final 8-10 minutes. Everyone loved this & I loved that it's not fried! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2008
This chicken was pretty good! The only reason I didn't go with 5 starts was because I did add salt and pepper to the potato flakes (my only alteration) and without that it would have been bland. Next time I may add a bit more seasonings too. This chicken comes out nice and crispy. I had the family pack of legs so I put 14 legs on one cookie sheet (and yes there was enough butter and potato flakes to cover 14 legs with some to spare) and they were too crowded and didn't brown on the sides as much as I would have liked. My fault. Be sure to leave enough space between each leg so they can brown nicely. OH AND BE SURE TO LINE YOUR COOKIE SHEET WITH FOIL FOR EASY CLEAN UP. That wasn't fun to was even though I used PAM. Thank I will make again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2006
Very good! I just added some paprika onion powder and chicken seasoning as well as the salt and pepper to the potato flakes before dipping the chicken in. Also used chicken strips instead of legs and cooked for about 30 minutes. Used dairy free margarine- made a great wheat egg and dairy free meal for those of us who are allergic! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2008
Be careful not to overdo the potato flakes. I think I got too much potato and it didn't crisp up quite right. It might help to rotate the chicken during cooking to make sure that enough butter soaks into the potato flakes. I added just a touch of the following spices for added flavor -- salt pepper onion powder garlic powder cayenne pepper and paprika. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2008
I loved it. I used garlic flavored potato flakes and added some italian seasoning (parsley basil oregano etc) to the mixture. If you like your chicken extra crispy you can cook it on a regular pan (cookie sheet w/ edges). I will definately make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2005
As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it. besides I had the ingredients in-house so I went for it. Turned out great and crispy I think I'm gonna use this resipe in the future because it's so easy. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2011
Healthier - brush chicken with olive oil and then lightly roll in the potato flakes and it will turn out fabulous! Don't coat the potatos too thick it is crispier when it is a super light coat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2007
My Mom made this when I was a kid - it was wonderful then and still simple and wonderful now. YUM! Read More
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