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Golden Crusted Baked Chicken - Tender juicy baked chicken with a light, golden crust. Your family will love this recipe!

We’re always looking for new ways to prepare chicken – and this Golden Crusted Baked Chicken is easy and delicious! And – there are a few secret ingredients in the coating that give this Golden Crusted Baked Chicken fantastic flavor and texture!

We started off by pureeing some celery stalks. Then we combined that puree with a mix of mayonnaise, celery salt, freshly ground black pepper and some melted butter to create a flavorful wet coating.

Golden Crusted Baked Chicken - Tender juicy baked chicken with a light, golden crust. Your family will love this recipe!

Next, we made a dry coating from a mix of potato flakes, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and paprika. After rinsing some bone-in chicken pieces and patting them dry, we dipped the chicken in the celery-mayonnaise mixture, then the potato flake-Parmesan cheese mixture, and baked until lightly golden brown.

This Golden Crusted Baked Chicken came out super juicy with a light, crispy crust with wonderful flavor. We hope your family enjoys this as much as ours!

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Golden Crusted Baked Chicken

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup potato flakes (We used Betty Crocker Potato Buds)
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 45 pounds cut up chicken pieces, bone-in and skin-on
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  1. In a mini food processor (like this one), puree celery to almost a liquid. (Two stalks should yield about ½ cup pureed.) Pour into a large bowl and add mayonnaise, celery salt, pepper and melted butter. Whip to combine and set aside.
  2. In another large bowl, blend potato flakes, Parmesan, garlic powder, salt and paprika. Set aside.
  3. Line a sheet tray with foil and preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  4. Rinse and pat dry chicken pieces. One at a time dip in the celery puree and mayonnaise mixture, then the potato flake mixture and set on prepared pan, skin side up. Discard any leftover coating.
  5. Lightly spray the tops of each piece with non-stick cooking spray, then bake for 35-40 minutes until golden browned and cooked through.

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  • Cookin Canuck wrote:

    What a great idea to puree the celery stalks to mix in with the mayo! That chicken looks perfectly tender and crispy.

  • Nutmeg Nanny wrote:

    I had no idea you could puree up celery and make it into a batter for chicken! This is such an awesome looking recipe. Totally trying it!

  • Marjory @ Dinner-Mom wrote:

    This chicken looks so moist and delicious. But, I’m totally in love with the pureed celery part of the coating!

  • Kim Beaulieu wrote:

    Coolest baked chicken recipe on the planet. Plus it’s so darn pretty. The coating is genius.

  • Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) wrote:

    I love love love crispy chicken. And a baked version is even better!

  • Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom wrote:

    We eat a lot of chicken in our family of 6 simply because it’s so inexpensive and I love using chicken in many ways but sometimes the classic crispy chicken is the best. This one looks amazing!

  • Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic wrote:

    Mayo dredged chicken is so popular right now for juicy chicken recipes. I bet the potato flakes really send the flavor over the top.

  • Colleen (Souffle Bombay) wrote:

    I want to stick a fork in one and pop it in my mouth! My kids would also love this, mmmm!

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