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
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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.