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Picnic Potato Chip Chicken Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (10 ounces) equals 858 calories, 62 g fat (26 g saturated fat), 215 mg cholesterol, 613 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 52 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 18, 2012

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

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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