Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

My mom used to make this all the time when I was a kid. She'd save the crumbs left at the end of every bag of Lays potato chips until she had enough to make this. This is such a fun way to eat chicken! The quantities here are approximate, to give you an idea.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix the potato chips, cheese, and garlic powder in a large ziploc bag.
  3. Melt the butter or margarine in a shallow dish.
  4. You can cut the chicken breasts into strips if you want to do this as chicken fingers.
  5. Moisten the chicken pieces in the butter or margarine, then seal them in the ziploc bag, and shake to coat.
  6. Lay the chicken out on a baking sheet (I always cover the sheet with foil for easy cleanup). If you want to, you can cover the chicken with the leftover coating.
  7. Bake 40 minutes for whole breasts, 30 minutes for strips.
Most Helpful

I used 2 teaspoons of parmesan cheese instead of the amount that the recipe calls for & it turned out great. We will definitely try this recipe again :-)

juliecat72 February 16, 2011

Excellent! And great flavor! Made this when DS invited his GF for dinner the other night. I couldn't eat a whole half-breast but LOVED the leftovers the next day for lunch (altho' they weren't quite as crunchy of course). I wonder what this would be like with leftover FLAVORED chips, like BBQ or sour-cream-n-onion, etc. ??? Definitely worth investigating....altho' LEFTOVER potato chips at our house are nearly NON-existent, as we are SUCH pigs and EAT the little crumbs right out of the bag. :-)

Debber November 10, 2007

My picky kids and husband loved this, which is an automatic 5 stars. 2 cups of crushed chips is a lot, but I had been saving the ends of a number of bags just waiting to try this recipe. I made chicken strips which the kids enjoyed. Not diet food, but very tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama January 29, 2007