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