Oven Baked Fried Chicken and Mash Potatoes

Don’t you just love comfort food? Cold winter evenings call for a hearty meal.  I love fried chicken, but I don’t particularly like the grease and thick coating.Oven Baked Chicken & Mash Potatoes This is such a flavorful meal that you can whip up quickly.

My husband is king of making the best tasting mashed potatoes and he let me have a go at it. Needless to say it was delish!


  • 3 chicken breasts cut in strips
  • 4-5 tbs butter (melted)
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbs. seasoning salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika powder


  1. Preheat oven to 425f
  2. Pour melted butter on baking sheet 
  3. In a ziplock bag or plastic bag combine all ingredients except chicken and butter
  4. Add chicken to bag and mix well
  5. Place on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until 165f internal temperature. We use this thermometer. Flip for a few more minutes to brown other side

Tip: Ovens do vary, so I highly suggest using a thermometer to prevent overcooked dry chicken

Recipe adapted from: The Recipe Rebel

Garlic Mash Potatoes

As I mentioned, my husband makes THE best mashed potatoes. His secret? A potato ricer and Yukon gold potatoes. No more mashing the old fashion way. It’s the best invention since sliced bread, at least in my opinion.


  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, washed and quartered
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 c. heavy cream, warm
  • 1 stick cold butter, cut into 9 pats


  1. Place the potatoes and garlic in a large sauce pan. Cover 1 to 2 inches cold water and season with a lot of salt. It should taste like salt water! Bring water to a boil and cook until the potatoes are fork-tender (about 20-25 minutes).
  2. Drain and pass the potatoes through the ricer.
  3. At the same time, bring cream to a boil in a small saucepan and then quickly remove from heat
  4. While the potatoes are still hot, add 1/3 of cream and butter and stir vigorously into the potatoes. Repeat until all cream and butter is well incorporated
  5. Result: The best mashed potatoes ever!

Recipe adapted from Food Network


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