Crunchy Chicken Fillets

    20 minutes

    Instant mashed potatoes make a great coating for deep fried chicken fillets. So easy and so light and crunchy! This is a great snack.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, for frying
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) milk
    • 1 egg
    • 1 (125g) packet instant mashed potatoes
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 teaspoons black pepper
    • 700g chicken tenderloin fillets

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large frypan over medium heat.
    2. While the oil is heating, beat the milk and egg together in a bowl. In another bowl, stir together the instant mashed potatoes, salt and pepper.
    3. Coat the fillets with the milk mixture then dip into the potato flakes. Deep fry until golden brown, 7-10 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

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    Just tried these for the first time, they are possibly the best chicken tenders I have ever made. I used "Idahoan Roasted Garlic" mashed potato mix which is better tasting than many of the others. I ended up having enough to cover two lbs of meat, but they are so good that was fine with me. Next time I will cut the salt back to 1 & 1/2 teaspoon, but other than that I love these! Thank you for posting. :-) PS I used a light olive oil, worked great. **Update, just made for second time. Added 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder & 1/4 cup parmesan cheese to the flakes. They were even better. After removing chicken, you can pour the left over milk in the frying pan, add flour & make gravy. Yum.  -  02 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This tastes great but I don't like frying so I baked it. It was great. I used instant loaded baked potatoes and added shredded cheddar cheese to mix. Covered the baking pan with a thin layer of olive oil. Placed coated chicken strips on pan bake on 350 degrees for 10 min then turn chicken over bake another 10 min. No frying and it was loved by the whole family.  -  20 Aug 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These turned out FANTASTIC! Everyone in my house loved it. I actually didn't use garlic flavored. I just used buttery flavored instant mashed potato packets. It was good without all the garlic in my opinion. They were crunchy, juicy, and perfect!  -  14 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)