I made it following the recipe exactly (or at least tried to). I couldn't figure out why the oven had to be preheated to 450, then turned down to 350 when the food went in, but I did that. After a half hour, the chicken still wasn't cooked and no where near being browned on top. I turned the oven back up to 425 and had to cook an extra 20 minutes at the higher temp before the chicken was done and the flakes browned. I guess I was hoping for a little bit of crunchy coating, instead it was just goopy potato flakes on chicken. Not very tasty. Will definitely adjust for next time.
Fake-and-Bake "Fried" Chicken
bjgadola Posted: 03/30/09
YumYumCafe1 Posted: 03/07/09
This was really easy to whip together with pantry ingredients....so we will be having this tasty chicken more often. I did need to increase the bake time by 5 to 10 minutes. My potato flakes on hand were garlic/butter so it was perfect...but I can imagine a little ff onions mixed in would pack some flavor, too. Dip this chicken in a puddle of fresh buttermilk ranch.....mmmmmm!
ChefBoyRMe Posted: 04/20/13
This recipe doesn't even sound good. And judging by the pic associated with the recipe it certainly doesn't look appetizing. I know if I saw it on a buffet, or at a potluck, I certainly wouldn't pick it up. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind baked chicken, if done right, but this is not one of those recipes.
Emily2008 Posted: 10/02/13
Not worth the time. Panko crusted is much better.
dorothy13126 Posted: 10/30/13
My family and I thought this was really good!! The chicken was tender and the coating was easy and tasted good. We used chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken and just kept the temperature at 450 degrees, instead of turning it down to 350.
coocoo75 Posted: 10/10/13
Too bad--I was excited until I read the reviews. Guess I'll have to skip this one. Thanks to reviewers.
ashleyfjellman Posted: 01/28/14
this recipe definitely took longer than what the instructions say. I would recommend doing a higher temperature such as 400 degrees. I would also rotate them one half way through. I used my thermometer to make sure each piece hit 165 since they were all different size pieces they cooked at different rates. Other than that it tasted good!