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Fake-and-Bake "Fried" Chicken

Photo: David Prince
Prep time 10 mins
Other time 25 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings


  • 1 3 1/2- to 4-pound chicken, cut up and skin removed
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 cups instant potato flakes

Nutrition Information

  • calcium 30 mg
  • calories 648
  • caloriesfromfat 1 %
  • carbohydrate 22 g
  • cholesterol 165 mg
  • fat 39 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • iron 3 mg
  • protein 51 mg
  • satfat 6 g
  • sodium 659 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 450º F. Coat a baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray. Lightly brush the chicken pieces with the dressing, then roll in the potato flakes. Arrange on the baking sheet and place in oven. Turn down oven to 350º F and bake 25 minutes or until the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced with a fork.

Fake It, Don't Make It