Mashed Potato Flake Oven-Fried Chicken
This unusual recipe uses seasoned potato flakes to add a crisp coating to chicken pieces, and the result is very tasty. The chicken will come out of the oven crispy and golden brown, just like fried chicken but with fewer calories and less fat. Cleanup is quick and easy, and this is a dish the whole family is going to love and request again and again. You can take the skin off the chicken before coating if you want, or else leave it on.
Why Use Mashed Potato Flakes
Potato is a popular side dish for fried chicken, whether it is served as mashed potatoes, fries or even potato salad, but if you want to combine the flavor of potato with the flavor of chicken and have different side dishes, this is the recipe to choose, because you will have that wonderful potato taste in every bite of the chicken, along with a golden brown coating that has crisped up beautifully. Skinless chicken pieces are good to use in this recipe, and you might wish to serve some biscuits and buttered peas on the side, or even some homemade coleslaw, to round out the meal.
To coat the chicken with no mess, you can put the potato flake mixture in a Ziploc bag, then add the egg-coated chicken in there, pressing the potato flake mixture on with your fingers through the plastic. If you want to use the deep-frying you will also get a good result but, to be honest, the oven-frying technique works so well with this particular recipe you might as well just cook it in there and have a healthier result. The choice is yours of course.
- 1 fryer chicken, weighing 3 - 3 ½ lbs
- 1½ cups mashed potato flakes
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon water
- Nonstick cooking spray, as needed
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Spray a 13 x 9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Combine the potato flakes with the seasoned salt, garlic powder, paprika, and pepper.
- Add the butter and mix well.
- Beat the egg and water together in another bowl.
- Dip the chicken pieces in the egg mixture, then coat all sides with the potato flake mixture.
- Put the chicken in the prepared pan, skin side up.
- Bake uncovered for 55 to 60 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear.
Have you ever considered using potato flakes to coat your fried chicken? If not, you might be interested in this recipe because the results are amazing. Garlic, paprika, salt and pepper are used to season the batter, all typical Southern seasonings, and then the chicken is oven-fried to get it nice and crispy. This is a dish you might not have thought of making before, at least not in this way, but potato flakes make a delicious coating for the chicken and also add a delicate potato flavor to the dish. Serve this with your favorite dipping sauce and some homemade coleslaw perhaps.
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