Fake-and-Bake "Fried" Chicken

Fake-and-Bake "Fried" Chicken Recipe
Photo: David Prince

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Other: 25 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.