Okay, one last, lovely picture before on to the recipe:
The shining stars of this meal meal are Lay's hickory BBQ chips, mayo, and barbecue sauce. A few things awesome additions pictured, such as garlic, onion powder, red pepper flakes, etc. Make sure to gather all of your ingredients before working on the chicken, as it's a major hassle to keep rewashing your hands every time you touch the chicken.
Take a few handfuls of the potato chips of your choosing and toss them into a bag. I used a plastic grocery bag (yayyyy recycling!). This recipe is really tailored for barbecue flavorings, so if you choose another chip flavor, look at the tips below for substitutes for the barbecue sauce and mayo mixture.
Okay, crush up your chips: rolling pin, a cup, your fist, swinging the bag around manically into nearby walls, however you choose. A glass cup works best for me but hey, no judgment. Once your chips are small and breadcrumb-y shaped, throw in about half a cup of flour and mix it all up well. Then, dump onto a plate (paper, if you're lazy like me)
- For extra spiciness, I sprinkled some cayenne pepper on top of the breaded chicken before baking.
- If using chips other than barbecue flavored, I would suggest using either plain mayo, or ranch dressing, or buttermilk, or eggs, or whatever you think would complement the flavors of your chips. Please see the updated section of my Doritos chicken post to see my sister/best friend's AMAZING variation of this recipe: Doritos Breaded Chicken, Update thanks to Katie!