Oven-Fried Potato Chip Chicken

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Potato chip coated chicken is definitely a mid-century recipe and it was really popular as a picnic food that you took cold with you. I changed it slightly by adding some spices to it and drizzling butter or margarine over top of the chicken to really give it some crunch!

This retro Oven Fried Potato Chip Chicken is a classic that I swear everyone’s Grandma used to make! I decided it was high time I fooled around with my Oven Baked Crispy Chicken recipe aka my Man Catching Oven Fried Chicken. This is a treat. A salty, greasy, get yo’ love on for potato chips to treat.

But you know what? It’s high in protein and it’s also a fabulous picnic food! You can refrigerate this chicken and eat it as cold picnic chicken from your cooler.

This is so simple to make and I will bet you have the ingredients in your pantry and freezer !


chicken pieces of choice
seasoning salt
potato chips
butter or margarine


The real secret is the order that you dip the chicken into the different coatings. You want to dip the chicken into the flour first, believe it or not. This gives the chicken a nice dry surface for the egg to stick to. Most recipes dip the chicken right into the egg, this method actually helps the batter stick properly! You want to:

  1. Dip the chicken into the flour mixture, coating completely. Shake off the excess flour.
  2. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture, coating completely.
  3. Dip the chicken into the crushed potato chips, coating completely.
  4. Place on the cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in the oven

Credits: The Kitchen Magpie