I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Mimi's Chicken in Potato Chips

For the first thirteen years of my life I spent every weekend with my Great Aunt Mimi. I couldn't wait for Friday to come cause I knew she'd be pulling up in the driveway to whisk me away. For the most part we always went to my Grandmothers house to eat or sometimes to a restaurant. Mimi wasn't big on cooking but once in a great while my Aunt would say; "Little Love what do you say we stay in and cook". I always melted when she would call me her Little Love, even when I wasn't so little anymore. Mimi said she had found this recipe in a magazine that looked pretty easy and sounded like it would be something we both would enjoy. Mimi said it was chicken coated with butter and potato chips. Butter and Potato chips how could it possibly taste bad! So, we went to the store to get the ingredients and back to Mimi's kitchen we went. We melted butter, crushed potato chips with a rolling pin, we dunked the chicken pieces in the butter and put them in a Ziploc bag full of crushed potato chips and I shook the bag. Those scrumptious little pieces of chicken got placed in a pan and off to the oven to bake. The smell while it was baking was mouth watering.

It turned out so good that we made it once or twice a month. We especially liked all the little brown bits of potato chips that fell to the bottom of the pan.


Chicken(thighs,legs,breasts whatever parts you like) this recipe does 6 - 8 pieces

1 Big bag of potato chips we used plain and added our own seasoning/but you could use a flavored variety(sour cream and onion chips would probably be delicious)!

1 tsp of garlic powder

1 tsp of onion powder

1/4 tsp of black pepper

3/4 stick of butter (melted)

There is no need for any additional salt in this recipe due to the saltiness of the potato chips.


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.2. Melt butter in a small pot/or microwave. Crush potato chips in food processor or better yet put them in a ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin(much more fun) don't make it too fine, leave some bigger pieces for added crunch . 3. Add garlic powder/onion powder and black pepper to crushed chips and shake to mix. 4. Put melted butter in a bowl coat chicken pieces/then put coated pieces in bag of chips and shake til well coated. 5. Place chicken in lightly greased baking pan and put in oven and bake for 40 - 45 minutes. Goes great with mashed potatoes and a salad.

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