Potato Chip Crusted Chicken Breasts Recipe | foodiecrush.com (2024)

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Crunchy potato chips are a natural coating to create a crispy crust for baked chicken breasts everyone in the family will love for dinner.

This post is sponsored by Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Growing up, my dad came home nearly every day for lunch. I would eat with him and my mom during thesummer months when we girls were home from school wishing we were at the pool instead of home doing our chores. He and my mom would break out the sandwich fixings, usually liverwurst, salami or sausage for him, and for her it was usually a turkey, tuna fish or her classic melted (not grilled) cheddar cheese sandwich.

Their sandwich routine switched up a little every day but there was always one addition to the lunch that never wavered. Potato chips. Salty, crunchy potato chips. To this day, whenever I eat a sandwich with chips (of course I have to stack them inside the sandwich for added crunch value) I happily rememberthose days of licking my fingers clean of the salty leftovers and briny flavorbits on my lips.

These days, potato chips at our house have an addedduty tositting side saddle (or inside) our lunchtime fare. With this recipe for Potato Chip Crusted Chicken Breasts, they’ve moved from lunch to dinner, and are putting everyday chicken breasts at the center stage of crunchy flavor.

And with just threeingredients, this is one of the easiest dinners you’re going tomake all year.

Mix and Match Your Chip Flavors

Coating chicken breasts to create a crunchy outside is absolutely nothing new. You can achieveit with flour, bread crumbs and even cereal.

But nothing gives baked chicken breasts more flavor and more crunch than a coating of crushed potato chips. Kettle Brand Potato Chips give these dinner birds an even crunchier munchbecause of their thicker, kettle fried potato chip bite.

With this recipe, you can pick and choose any one of themany flavors of Kettle Brand potato chipsto serve to the variety of tastebuds in your house. Someone wants a spicy crunch but someone else wants the sweet notes of honey or maple? No problem! You can easily customize these chicken pieces for every eater and because the potato chips have such great flavorings, thereno need to even think about adding extra ingredients. Simply choose the potato chip flavors you want, place in a gallon size freezer bag and roll with a rolling pin into small pieces to coat the chicken breasts.

We cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise so they’re thinner and therefore cook faster and more evenly. My husband likes to give them a light tenderization with our little kitchen mallet, too.

Next, simply dredge the chicken in egg, then the chips and place on a baking sheet lined with foil and topped with a cooking or cooling rack. Cooking the chicken on the rack keeps the bottoms of the chicken from becoming soggy, and cooks the chicken on both sides so there’s no flipping required.

Take a Dip

The chicken is delicious servedall on itsown, or if you’re a dipper, it’s super easy to mix up dipping sauces that complement the potato chip flavors.Here are some flavor combos I created, but I totally encourage you to use your craving’s imagination and see what you come up with your own.

Maple Bacon Potato Chip crusted chicken breasts with a dipofraspberry jam +a bit of water, or Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Honey Dijon Potato Chip chicken breasts amped up even more with a 3 mustard sauce dip (mix grainy mustard+yellow mustard + a small squirt of yellow mustard) or classic ranch dressingor mayo spiked with Sriracha sauce, perhaps?

Pepperoncini Potato Chip crusted chicken breasts with peach preserves + diced jalapeño

Sriracha Potato Chip crusted chicken breasts withacoconut milk +mayonnaise + pesto dip

And for the best bite yet, mix and match the sauces to create an abundanceof flavor.

With just three ingredients to make this chicken, it’s about to become your favorite weeknight dinner yet…

Recipe Ideasto Serve With YourChip Crusted Chicken Breasts

This addictive chicken can totally be devoured on its own, but why not make a meal out of it?

If you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment below or take a photo and tag me onInstagramwith #foodiecrusheats.

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Potato Chip Crusted Chicken Breasts Recipe

Crunchy potato chips are a natural coating to create a crispy crust for baked chicken breasts everyone in the family will love.

Course Main Course

Cuisine American

Keyword baked chicken breasts

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 8.5- ounce bag Kettle Brand Potato Chips , (any flavor, or a mix of flavors to equal 4 cups of crushed chips)
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Trim any excess fat from the chicken breasts and split lengthwise to create a thinner chicken breast. Lightly tenderize the breasts with a meat tenderizer. Season both sides with kosher salt.

  • Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a cooling rack on top to create a baking rack.

  • Add about 2 cups of potato chips to a gallon freezer bag and seal. Gently roll a rolling pin over the chips to crush into small flakes. Add more chips to the freezer bag and crush as long as it's manageable.

  • Pour the crushed chips into a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, whisk the two eggs until smooth. One at a time, dip both sides of the chicken breasts into the egg then place in the bowl with the potato chips. Using the opposite hand you used for the egg, firmly press the potato chips into the chicken breast on both sides to create a thick crust. Place the crusted chicken breast on the baking rack. Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts.

  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the chicken has an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Serve on its own or with dipping sauces of your choice.

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    For dipping, I just used a Walmart brand Honey Mustard. For my palette, the sweet tangy flavor is the perfect compliment to the lime flavor from the chips.

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FAQs

Can you use chips for bread crumbs? ›

The best part about using potato chips as a bread crumb substitute the way their ability to add zesty flavor. This is especially true if you choose barbecue or onion flavored chips! Crush the potato chips in a bag or pulse them in a food processor until they resemble fine bread crumbs.

What is the secret to moist chicken breast? ›

Brines and marinades help tenderize the meat by bringing more moisture in the protein. With that extra moisture, you lose less when you cook. The simplest way to do this is with a dry brine — unwrap the chicken breasts, salt them on both sides and let them sit in the fridge for at least an hour.

How to cook chicken breasts where they aren t dry and tough? ›

Here are some tips to help you achieve juicy and tender chicken breasts:
  1. Brining:Consider brining the chicken breasts before cooking. ...
  2. Marinating:Marinate the chicken in a flavorful liquid for at least 30 minutes or, ideally, several hours. ...
  3. Pounding:Use a meat mallet to pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness.
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Can I use potato chips instead of panko? ›

Maybe you've never ventured out beyond panko or Progresso, in which case it's important that you learn this now: Any chip or cracker can take the place of breadcrumbs in your standard breading procedure.

What chips are best for breading? ›

The Best Snack and Junk-Food Breadings for Fried Fish
  • Junk-Food Breadings for Fried Fish. ...
  • #1: (Tie) Salt & Vinegar potato chips, Bugles. ...
  • #2: Cheez-Its. ...
  • #3: Fritos. ...
  • #4: Pretzels. ...
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How to cook a chicken breast so it stays moist? ›

Heat up a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat and add a touch of oil. Place the seasoned chicken in the pan and make sure it sizzles. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the chicken for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until it reaches an internal temperature of 165F.

How to prevent chicken breasts from drying out? ›

Make the chicken thinner

Thinner breasts or cutlets are less likely to dry out, as they won't spend as much time in the pan. A simple option is to pound the chicken until it is 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick, using a meat mallet/pounder, heavy skillet or even a hammer. This is best done between parchment paper or plastic wrap.

Should I cover chicken breast with foil when baking? ›

When chicken is covered while baking, it traps steam and moisture within the dish, resulting in juicier results. The covering helps prevent excessive evaporation and keeps the chicken moist throughout the cooking process. Preventing dryness. Chicken tends to dry out more quickly when exposed to direct heat.

How do restaurants get breading to stick to chicken? ›

When it comes to breading meat, most breading procedures are basically the same. But taking the extra time to soak your meat in buttermilk and let the flour set will ensure that your breading is fully adhered for the perfect breaded pork chops or breaded chicken.

Why does my breading always fall off my chicken? ›

Make sure the breadcrumbs completely cover the chicken, making a nice, thick coating. Don't forget to gently pat the coating on all sides of the chicken to help it adhere.

What to dip chicken in before breading? ›

The trick to getting the batter to stick to the chicken pieces properly is to dip the chicken into the seasoned flour, before dipping into the egg mixture. The flour helps the egg mixture adhere to the chicken.

How to make chicken breast super tender? ›

  1. Flatten the chicken breasts. ...
  2. Heat the pan. ...
  3. Cook the chicken breasts over medium heat for 1 minute without moving. ...
  4. Flip the chicken breasts. ...
  5. Turn the heat down to low. ...
  6. Cover the pan and cook on low for 10 minutes. ...
  7. Turn off the heat and let sit for an additional 10 minutes. ...
  8. Remove lid and take temperature.

Why are my boneless skinless chicken breasts tough? ›

You're Overcooking Them

This is likely the most common mistake cooks make when it comes to chicken breasts.

What is the secret to tender chicken? ›

Quick brine: You can make your boneless skinless chicken breasts even juicier and more flavorful with a super-quick brine. Even just 15 minutes in a simple brine will make them juicier.

What can I use if I don't have bread crumbs? ›

For ¼ cup fine, dry bread crumbs, substitute any of these items:
  • ¾ cup soft bread crumbs.
  • ¼ cup panko.
  • ¼ cup cracker or pretzel crumbs.
  • ¼ cup crushed cornflakes or other unsweetened cereals.
  • ⅔ cup regular rolled oats (Use this only as a substitute for bread crumbs in meat loaf and other meat mixtures, such as burgers.
May 24, 2023

Can you make breadcrumbs out of tortilla chips? ›

All it takes is crushing up some tortilla chips or pulverizing some store-bought croutons to get the same effect as your usual breadcrumbs—you may even find that you like some of these swaps better than the real thing!

What can I substitute for panko? ›

Use any of the following options to create your own panko substitute – we used traditional club crackers for ours!
  • Crackers.
  • Crushed Pretzels.
  • White Bread (with Crust Removed)
  • Cereal.
  • Crushed Potato Chips.
  • Crushed Tortilla Chips.
  • Dry Stuffing Mix.
  • Corn Flakes.
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