I only made the chicken. 10 year old kids ate it, but were not impressed. My 17 year old daughter and I thought it was a treat. I had a whole other batch, so I breaded them and froze them without cooking. Maybe those will come out a little crispier.
I only made the chicken nuggets and they came out great. I used chicken tenders (easier to cut up) and added paprika, salt and pepper to the panko crumbs. Otherwise, I followed the recipe to a T. I was worried that 12 minutes wouldn't be enough, but they were perfectly cooked, but still tender and moist. This is a make-again!
I wasn't interested in the chicken recipe, but the potato chips are wonderful. I used regular baking potatoes with the skin on, tossed them with oil in the bowl, and added salt when they were on the parchment paper. It all goes more quickly if you cut out two circles and load one up while the other is cooking. (You can re-use them several times). Mine took 5-6 minutes to brown and become crisp. I used a mandolin to slice the potatoes. We loved these and they're a great snack. I wish CL would post the nutritional information for JUST the chips.
My family really liked the nuggets. I put the panko in my mini-chopper to grind it smaller (I have a picky eater . . . ) Will make again. I used the slicer in my food processor to cut the potatoes, but I couldn't get them sliced thin enough, except for a few. Those were great, though.
I didn't make the chicken; hence the 3 stars. But how can microwave potato chips that turn out perfectly thin and crispy be a mere footnote? Like the fabulous broccoli slaw that goes with CL Root Beer Can Chicken or the granola that uses egg white as a binder and featured simply as a garnish for yogurt and figs, this is a recipe worthy of its own title and status as a side unto itself. Forget dragging out the deep-fat fryer or throwing out soggy or burned attempts at oven-baked chips - think of the possibilities! What other vegetables, root or otherwise, wait in the wings for their chance to show up the boring, bagged chips that line the snack aisles? Bonaito? Beets? Radishes? Granted, a certain starch level may be required for success, but now that this is proven to be possible, one can experiment knowing that the microwave is not the problem. CL demonstrated that it took the hint earlier this year with toasted chickpeas; maybe it should experiment further and get back to us.
If you want real chik-fil-a flavor- omit the salt and add half a packet of dry ranch to the panko- OUTstanding! Totally balances the pickle flavor! SO GOOD! :)
I thought the chicken was pretty good, though I have to agree with my kids that the pickle flavor was too much. I am going to lessen the amount of pickle juice used next time. I thought toasting the Panko was a great idea. I did not make the chips or homey mustard sauce.
This chicken was juicy and delicious, and I was really surprised at how crispy the chips were in the microwave. They're not so crispy the next day, tho!
Didn't try the fries but the chicken turned out great. Love the flavor of the pickle juice in the chicken. It reminded me of a chick-fil-a with the pickle in the sandwhich. My 2 yr old and husband loved them as well! I would definately make them for any event and know that they would be tasty for the whole crowd. Football appetizer anyone:)
I think this is a great recipe. Is it worthy for a group of friends coming over for a meal? If they have kids? Without a doubt. I added a fair amount of salt to the chicken for flavor since I didn't do the dipping sauce. I think the chips were awesome. My mandolin cut the potato thicker than suggested, so it took a lot longer, probably 8-10 min in the microwave, but they were great. I have never had a purple potato but I think those worked better than the russet for chips. This is recipe keeper.
I was so disappointed with this recipe. The chicken was good and moist, and I, too, was thrilled with how well the Pablo stuck to the nuggets, but the coating was terrible! Terrible! It was bland and tasted like cardboard. The sauce helped some, but not enough. The potato chips didn't work for me either. After six minutes in the microwave, they were still limp. Plus, with the size of my potato (which I diligently sliced with a mandolin) only 8 pieces would fit on a plate, so it would have taken a long time to make all of the slices. I really wanted this recipe to work, but ended up throwing it all out.
This was great!! I couldn't believe how well the panko stuck to the chicken, I normally am frustrated by oven fried items but this worked very well. The buttermilk marinade made the chicken really tender and is def worth it. The potato chips I did change however, I used baby potatos since I was only cooking for myself and I baked them in the oven with the chicken for 12 minutes and they came out crispy and addictive. I didn't bother with the sauce, but everything else was fab!!
Chicken tasted great, could not get the potatoes to crisp in the microwave.
I just made the chicken, but it is great and so easy to make! Wish you had the nutrition information for each item.