Potato chip chicken sounds strange, but it’s actually delicious

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What do you get when Tieghan Gerard at Half Baked Harvest and her brother Red Gerard, an Olympic snowboarder, team up on a recipe? This potato chip chicken recipe — a gold medal-worthy meal that you’ll want to make every week!

Potato chips are one of those addictive snack foods that show up at a party and disappear instantly. But these iconic salty snacks aren’t just for noshing. Potato chips are exceedingly versatile in the kitchen, and the Gerards show us how potato chips and chicken become a dish that deliciously disappears just as fast as the bowl of potato chips. Here are all the reasons we love this recipe.

It’s fast, fuss-free and doesn’t require a fryer

To make the ultra crispy, to-die-for tasty chicken, all you need is a package of skinless chicken tenders, potato chips, cornflakes, butter, salt, and pepper. Once you prep the chicken tenders, bake them in the oven. Thirty minutes later, you’ll be bringing a scrumptiously fun, family-friendly meal to the table. Don’t forget the dipping sauces!

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It’s so easy, even kids can help

Crushing the potato chips and cornflakes is a perfect kid-friendly task! You can also take the easier route and pulverize the potato chips and cornflakes in the food processor.

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The flavor is out of this world

Simple seasoning — salt and pepper — gives the potato chip chicken a universally loved flavor, but if you’re in the mood for something different, simply add your family’s favorite dried herbs and spices to the potato chip coating.

Regardless of how you season these baked potato chip chicken fingers, your family will be thrilled to sit down to dinner. Make them for your family and friends. Bring them a party. There isn’t an occasion where the Gerards’ recipe won’t be a winner.

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Potato chip chicken


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted
  • 2 cups finely-crushed potato chips
  • 1 cup finely-crushed cornflakes
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Freshly-ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Put melted butter in shallow medium bowl.
  3. Put potato chip and cornflake crumbs in separate shallow medium bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Working with one piece at a time, dip chicken in butter, allowing excess to drip off.
  5. Dredge through potato chip-cornflake mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  6. Place coated chicken on baking sheet. Season with seasoned salt and pepper.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until crumbs are golden and chicken is cooked through. Serve warm.

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