Easy Baked Crispy Chicken – made with Instant Potato Flakes

This easy baked crispy chicken is made with instant potato flakes. It’s very hard to resist chicken that has a crispy coating! Forget shake and bake, make this easy chicken recipe.

Baked chicken with Instant Potato Flakes as the batter

Easy Baked Crispy Chicken – is a delicious dinner!

Are you looking for a new way to prepare chicken? This recipe is super easy, you use potato flakes as a breading for cut up chicken. Instant potato flakes can turn into a crispy breading that your whole family will love.

A cut up chicken, potato flakes, and seasonings to make baked chicken

Seasoning instant potato flakes with garlic powder, steak seasoning, onion powder, paprika and more is a delicious way to flavor chicken.

Instant potato flakes with seasoning like garlic salt, steak seasoning, and more in a bowl.

How to make crispy chicken

By double coating the chicken pieces you will be ready to enjoy delicious oven baked chicken in just about an hour. It’s so hard to resist chicken when it is so easy to make, and oh so delicious to eat.

Chicken pieces double battered with seasoned instant potato flakes.

This recipe is a perfect budget minded dinner. You can often purchase chicken thighs and legs so much cheaper than chicken breasts or wings. Guess what, they taste just as good. I have even purchased leg quarters and given them a quick cut to turn them into legs and thigh pieces to cook.

Thanks to Mrs. Gravedoni we have a wonderfully simple recipe for chicken.  Cut up chicken costs less than a package of chicken breast.  This recipe is so easy to make instant mashed potato flakes and a few simple ingredients from your spice cabinet you can have dinner easily.  Mrs. Gravedone says this easily made crispy baked chicken, very flavorful, and is her husbands favorite.

Chicken cooked with Instant Mashed Potato Flakes

Special thanks to Mrs. Gravedoni for sharing this recipe. I have enjoyed this so much!

Baked chicken with Instant Potato Flakes as the batter

Easy Baked Crispy Chicken

You can encrust chicken in instant potato flakes for a crispy oven baked chicken.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Recipes, Instant Potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 661kcal


  • 1 cup instant potato flakes
  • 1 cut up chicken 3 to 4 pounds
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon steak seasoning


  • Preheat oven to 350. Put half stick of butter in pan place in the oven and heat until butter is melted. In a shallow dish combine instant potato flakes, pepper, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, seasoned salt, and steak seasoning. 
  • Coat chicken in mix, coat with cooking spray and then re-coat with mix. Place in pan with melted butter. Cook 30 minutes. Then turn over and cook for another 30 minutes. Chicken should be taken out when golden brown. Great with mashed potatoes!!!


  • You can make this recipe with inexpensive chicken legs and chicken thighs
  • Do not overcrowd the pan when placing the chicken parts into the pan.


Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 210mg | Sodium: 1079mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 11.7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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