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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 265.2
  • Total Fat: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 142.6 mg
  • Sodium: 318.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 35.2 g

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Potato flake fried chicken

Submitted by: SPICEAHOLIC
Potato flake fried chicken

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1.5 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    1 packet instant mashed potato flakes
    seasonings
    butter spray, like Parkay

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.

Line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

Take potato flakes, place in large bowl. Add whatever seasonings you'd like.

Take each chicken thigh, spray each side with butter spray, then dredge through seasoned potato flakes. Make sure to coat thoroughly.

Place flaked thighs on baking sheet. Sprinkle remaining flakes as desired over thighs. Spray tops with cooking spray.

Bake for about 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SPICEAHOLIC.






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  • Incredible!
    22 of 23 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was really good!Instead of butter I used Fat Free nonstick cooking spray when I coated the chicken and chicken breasts. I would have never thought to use it on chicken to give it that crispy effect.Thanks I will definitely use this recipe again! - 2/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Wow absolutely fantastic!!!It cured my crunchy deep fried craving that I get every now and then, my hubby and children could not get enough of it,Im goign to make this again and make it with little pieces of chicken breast like chicken nugget style yummy!! - 2/9/09

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  • 15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Used Chicken breast and 1/2 packet of Ranch dry dressing to the pot flakes..Yummy. Great recipe thanks. - 2/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Very easy! Satisfied that need for crunchy food also! Hint: Spray the tops of the chicken with veggie spray and turn them 1/2 way through cooking. You will get a nice crisp on both sides. - 2/9/09

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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    We tried it with chicken breast and it was really good. I used garlic flavored potato flakes.
    Thanks - 2/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I served this w/ sauteed onions & red & green peppers. I seasoned it w/ generous amounts of salt, pepper, onion & garlic powder, & dried parsley. My preschooler & toddler loved it! My 2-yr-old even had seconds! Delicious! Beware of adding too much salt b/c the potato flakes are pre-salted. Thanks! - 3/24/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    We used chicken breast instead of thighs. Very yummy, quick and easy, we enjoyed it, thanks - 2/7/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made this with boneless chicken breasts...very good, fast and easy! - 2/3/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night and it was gooood! I used olive oil spray instead of butter spray and it was still very tasty!! - 2/6/09

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I tried this yesterday - used some thin chicken breasts and some thicker store packaged breasts for my husband . Figured breasts would be better for us. The thicker breasts were dry so I will use either the thighs mentioned in the recipe or the thinner prepackaged breasts in the future. Was good. - 2/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Made it this last weekend for my son and his girlfriend! All three of us are picky eaters but we absolutely loved it. - 2/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    BRAVO!! Easy to make and a joy to our tastebuds. Both Hubby and I loved it...he asked for seconds. (grin) Was fantastic!! - 2/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    We used chicken breasts and seasoned with Mrs. Dash, cayenne pepper & pepper. - 2/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great! I loved the texture! - 2/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    What a tasty recipe...and SO easy! My hubby told me I could make it again, which NEVER happens (I'm not the best cook)! THANKS - 1/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Appearence excellent
    Tender and moist
    Flavor excellent
    Leftovers for tomorrow great
    I used chicken breasts, boneless,skinless. Served steamed fresh asparagus and Nepalese black eyed peas and potatoes and for dessert we had lemon poppyseed bread. presentation excellent! Rave notices - 2/21/09

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  • Good
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    We tried this recipe last night. The flavor was good but it needed something a little different. I don't know if we put too much of the flakes on but it tastes like we were eating a mouthful of dry flakes. I think the recipe could use something as a sauce to moisten the flakes more. - 2/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used thinly sliced boneless chicken breasts and it was perfect! My husband LOVED it! This will definitely be a favorite recipe in our family! Thank you for sharing. - 2/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! I used boneless breasts instead and baked at 375 for 45 minutes. I used roasted garlic & parmesan potato flakes and melted ICBINB instead of the spray. My 7 year old son just said "This is some good chicken, I feel like I am in heaven". Will make again! - 11/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this and my husband and two boys LOVED it! It smells just like fried chicken while it's cooking. It is soooo yummy!!! I've made it several times now and we all still love it! And the clean-up is awesome too! - 3/19/09

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  • Bad
    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I don't think I'll make it again. It was pretty dry. - 2/10/09

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  • Bad
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was so disappointed in this recipe! The worst problem was that while the top was crispy, the bottom was mushy like mashed potatoes. If you are going to make it, make sure to turn the chicken. I also just found it really bland. Sorry :( Would not make again. - 6/30/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Fabulous flavor, not crunchy tho, i must have done something wrong, used lots of cayenne, some paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and parsley. Flakes keep slippin off tho :( - 4/28/11

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  • O.K.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Didn't find this very flavorful, even though I added fresh garlic, salt, pepper, garlic powder ans basil. It didn't get as crispy as I expected either. - 4/26/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Super yummy! - 2/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    i give it a 100% - 2/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Eating it right now! So delicious, I can't believe it! So easy and tasty and healthy - 2/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this, it was very flavorful! - 2/8/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    A nice alternative for my grandchildren. A keeper - 2/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make & taste great! - 2/6/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    so easy and so tasty!! - 2/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this it was different and yummy! - 2/2/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I loved this. great taste and easy to make. - 1/30/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made it last night - husband and I loved it, 18 y/o son liked it, but wasn't crazy about it. It was really easy, tasty and quick! - 1/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    something different at last yummy - 1/28/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    4 1/2! Had a 2# pkg of thighs & 4 blsl breasts so I added about 1C bread crumbs to the garlic potato flakes. Also added paprika, cayenne pepper, parsley, onion powder & pepper. Baked 40 mins @ 375 turning 1/2 way thru. Thinner breasts were a bit dry but thighs were juicy. Most came out crispy.=D - 4/27/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very yummy! I ended up sprinkling the chicken with garlic powder, oregano, and dill! We covered the chicken for most of the baking time with foil, and took it off for the last ten minutes so the chicken browned up a bit. I will definately be making this again! - 1/29/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Next time I'll have to turn the chicken over in the middle of cooking to make it a little crispy on each side. - 1/1/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Was great I have a similar recipe with potato flakes and cod fillets. Execpt I pan fry it in a little olive oil. - 10/14/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was a bit skeptical b/c it sounded weird to me, but it was great! I used boneless/skinless chkn breasts & added parsley, garlic salt, paprika, black pepper & a dash of cayenne. It was a bit dry, but perhaps I left it in too long. I wish we could give 1/2 stars - I'd like to give this a 4 1/2. - 6/24/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Had never used potato flakes before but it was good; we prefer thin chicken breasts. One trick to get both sides crisp is to bake the pieces on a rack set on the foil-lined baking sheet. It works very much like a convection oven and allows the hot air to circulate around the chicken. - 2/15/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good. I might broil it a minute at the end next time to see if that will crisp it even more. I added Old Bay and I will continue to experiment with spices. - 11/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good reviews from the whole family. Excellent in that you can easily make it to your liking on seasonings. Whole family liked it. I also used the cooking spray as we try not to use much butter. Worked out great. Def recommend to anyone, easy to make and quick too! - 6/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Holy Cow, this is AWESOME!!!! My family loved it, even my picky eating kids! - 4/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner last night with some 4-cheese flavored potato flakes. It was very good & so easy! I'll definitely make it again. - 2/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was so quick, easy and GOOD! I tried it with chicken breasts. When I first told my friends about it, they looked at my funny, but when it was done, I gave them a small sample, and they wanted to take some home! This is defintely staying on my permanent menu! THANKS4SHARING!!! - 2/19/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very yummy! I like the crispiness. - 2/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is Awesome and so simple! - 2/16/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for lunch today, very tasty - and easy to make. - 2/16/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We do this also, it's good with garlic mash potatoe flakes, my kids love it, and we bake ours, pretty healthy - 2/15/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. We used pork chops because we didn't have any chicken at the time. It was still really good though. I would definately make this recipe again, hopefully next time with chicken. - 2/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow!! Amazing!! kids wanted more! - 2/14/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried this before but I use thin chicken breasts..it is so yummy and everyone seems to love it. - 2/13/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tastes pretty good!! - 2/13/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds sooo YUMMY! I'm gonna try it tonight but with breast. - 2/5/09

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  • Chicken tasted good but came out a bit dry and the skin created by the potato flakes had all but fallen off in the pan... may make again but try with butter or oil rather than cooking spray (i got the tip off other reviews and regret taking it)... - 3/16/14

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  • can u use bread crumbs instead of potatoe flakes - 11/25/13

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  • This is very good. I have also use this coating on fish - 10/6/13

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  • Very good idea! Didn't look quiet like the picture but over all was great! Will be making this again! - 9/3/13

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  • Good - 8/20/13

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  • This was very very good! We followed recipe exact - 6/17/13

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  • I thought this recipe was good. I used garlic flavored instant potatoes and seasoned the chicken with salt, pepper, and onion powder before dredging it. I baked for 40 minutes, turning every 10 minutes to keep from getting soggy. I would make this again but this isn't as crunchy as would have liked - 5/28/13

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  • The coating made the chicken extremely dry and it didn't have any flavor. It also was not crispy. I was very disappointed. - 5/5/13

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  • Been wanting to try this recipe for awhile, and it turned out even BETTER than I expected! Crunchy and delicious, but without the greasy feeling that real fried chicken usually leaves you with. Even my picky sister loved it! Just wish there were specific seasonings listed for a novice chef like me. - 5/3/13

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  • I make this every couple weeks my family loves it! We use boneless skinless chicken breast cut into chunks for a kid friendly nugget but my hubby and I love it to, we prefer the betty crocker buttery homestyle flakes seasoned with cajun seasonings. Very good recipe! - 3/8/13

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  • This was really good. We used Olive Oil Pam instead. Definitely a keeper and we will definitely try this one again! Thanks :) - 3/6/13

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  • The flavor was good, but the consistency of mine wasn't crunchy at all. I don't think that I would try it again. - 2/12/13

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  • It was good. Made with dipping chicken in buttermilk vs. butter spray. Baked well, chicken was tender, it just seemed like it needed some type of sauce for it. - 1/28/13

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  • This was a great starter recipe. The ingredients I added were not enough, the chicken came out bland and not very crunchy but I will definitely alter it next go round! - 1/6/13

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  • Absolutely delicious!! Seasoned with garlic and used breast :)) this is a great substitute for fried chkn my very picky husband even asked for seconds thanks for the recipe! I would've never thought of using potato flakes! - 12/30/12

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  • LOVED this! - 12/6/12

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  • Sooo Yummy - 11/9/12

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  • I really enjoyed this chicken. What a good way to skip the mashed potato and have this with veggies. Gives you a taste for the mashed potato. Thanks for sharing. - 10/25/12

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  • I would add some of your favorite seasonings to the flake mix to spice itup a bit. - 9/3/12

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  • As a fried chicken diva, this really was pretty impressive! - 7/3/12

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  • i used chicken breasts instead and it was awesome!! thanks for the recipe - 6/16/12

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  • Very Yummy! I cut chicken breast into small pieces and told the kids they were chicken nuggets....they gobbled them up. These are definitely a better alternative the traditional chicken nuggets. THanks - 4/10/12

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  • wow this is great! I am looking for gluten free breading options! I hate to use my Udi bread for breading! - 3/4/12

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  • Good and easy. I used chicken breasts and olive oil. Will make this again- especially because I have instant mashed potatoes and I'm not crazy about eating them as mashed potatoes! - 2/1/12

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  • I made this last night and my family loved it. I used Garlic Parmesan potatoes. Very tasty! - 1/26/12

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  • I used chicken breast cutting them in half and also slicing them down the middle. Turned out great ! I served them with a hash brown potato casserole and baked carrots - 12/3/11

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  • Great recipe! - 11/24/11

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  • Very yummy,will make again =) - 10/30/11

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  • Tasted good, but was anything but crunchy! It turned very soggy! I sure wish I knew what everyone did to make it crunchy. I followed the recipe exactly! - 10/1/11

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  • Loved this recipe! My hubby and kids couldn't believe I used mashed potatoe flakes. - 9/24/11

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  • sounds yummy, I will try this tonight!! I'll use boneless skinless chicken breasts though, hope it tastes the same. - 9/23/11

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  • Excellent!! Great recipe for gluten free. - 9/3/11

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  • I flattened chicken breasts with a rubber mallet so they would cook evenly. Yummy! - 8/6/11

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  • Made this last night and it was yummy. Like the color and crunch the flakes gave it. Cooking time was perfect. Def will make again! - 7/26/11

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  • can you use potato buds instead of flakes? - 7/6/11

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  • Love the idea of using imitation potato flakes! I like to use it on chicken and its AMAZING on flounder fillets! - 6/30/11

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  • does this taste ok? - 6/22/11

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  • I loved this!! I bought the seasoned mashed potato packets (the one I got was cheesy flavored). I used an olive oil spray on chicken breasts instead of thighs and it was yummy!! Will definitely make again! - 6/21/11

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  • Very good! The whole family liked it and put it on the keep list :-) - 5/31/11

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  • Yummy! My whole family enjoyed it. - 4/19/11

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  • I used leg quarter insted.My husaband and 7 kids wanted me to make more.I will defintely havind this again real soon. - 4/12/11

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  • One of our new favorites Thanks - 3/27/11

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  • Don't know what I did. Mine was very dry also. Maybe if I try it again I should soak it in Italian dressing or something first.
    The flakes were soggy and had no taste. - 3/11/11

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  • this is a wonderful chicken recipe, easy to make also. - 2/15/11

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  • This was incredibly easy and got thumbs up from my son and BF. Used garlic flavored potatoes and cooked @400 for 30 min. Very moist. - 1/30/11

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