These BBQ Kettle Chip-Encrusted Salmon Fillets are my favorite, delicious, healthy, any-night-of-the-week meal that requires virtually no cooking talent or experience! The barbecue potato chips give lots of flavor and crunch to this easy salmon recipe.
This recipe is contributed by Susan Greeley, M.S., R.D., author of Cooking With Trader Joe’s Cookbook “Lighten Up!” Check out her website susangreeley.com to find more of her fabulous healthy recipes.
Easy and Delicious BBQ Potato Chip Crusted Salmon Recipe
My husband loves potato chips and so do my boys, so sometimes I just have to buy them, right? One evening I got the idea for this recipe… It turned out to be a huge score with both the kids and my husband (and myself!) This barbecue chip encrusted Salmon Recipe is the simplest way to get everyone in my family to eat salmon, which is so healthy for you, and enjoy it.
It’s honestly the best feeling when everyone gets up to leave the table, and each carries an empty plate to the sink — not because they were forced to “clean” it, but because they devoured what was on it. So no, I’m not at all embarrassed to admit I buy those oh-so-yummy chips and eat them too, particularly since I came up with what my husband calls the best salmon he’s ever eaten! Try this BBQ potato chip crusted Salmon and you’ll LOVE it!
How To Make Chip Crusted Salmon Fillets
It should take you 30 minutes from the start of cooking to sitting down at the table ready to dig into your chip-encrusted salmon. It will call for a baking sheet and for easy clean up you can use aluminum foil or parchment paper if you like but they are not needed. In fact, you don’t even have to use olive oil since you are cooking with skin side down and it has natural oils in the skin.
1 lb. fresh salmon fillet
1/2 cup milk
2 cups BBQ (mesquite or similar) kettle-cooked potato chips
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Rinse salmon, pat dry and then cut into 4 even slices.
3. Pour milk into a shallow dish.
4. Pour BBQ chips into a large bowl and crush the chips with bottom of measuring glass. Alternatively, pour chips into a Ziploc bag, seal and crush, then pour into bowl. Or use a food processor for a short time to get coarse crumbs.
6. Dip each salmon fillet into milk and then into crushed chips, coating the flesh side of the salmon fish but not the skin side.
7. Place salmon fillets skin side down on a baking tray. Cover with remaining chip coating if there is any.
8. Place baking sheet on a center oven rack and bake for 15 minutes. Serve immediately. I find there’s no need for salt or black pepper on the salmon because the chips already add that.
These BBQ Kettle Chip Encrusted Salmon Fillets are so simple, so good… ENJOY! Great served with green beans and brown rice.
Printable Recipe Card For Potato Chip Encrusted Salmon
Kettle barbecue chips are full of flavor and will help even picky eaters warm up to a piece of salmon! The kettle cooked chips meaning is just that they are smaller batches and produce a thicker, crispier chip! This makes barbecue kettle chips the perfect choice for this potato chips salmon.
Salmon is so good for you. According to WebMD, “It’s very low in saturated fat and a good source of protein. It’s also one of the best sources of vitamin B12. It’s also bursting in potassium and other nutrients like iron and vitamin D.” Will you try this encrusted salmon recipe?