Picnic Potato Chip Chicken Recipe

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This crunchy chicken could always be found in the picnic basket Mom took to potlucks. For a little variety, try coating with barbecue-flavored potato chips.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 cups crushed ridged potato chips (any flavor)
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

10 ounce-weight: 858 calories, 62g fat (26g saturated fat), 215mg cholesterol, 613mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 52g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine potato chips and garlic powder. Dip chicken pieces in butter, then roll in potato chip mixture. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with any remaining butter and coating.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Picnic Potato Chip Chicken in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p31

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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kitchenhelperKY User ID: 83555 45336
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2012

"It was simple and easy. It was delicious."

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