A delicious Easy Salmon recipe made with crunchy barbecue potato chips, barbecue sauce, and butter–encrusted and baked to perfection.

BBQ chips encrusted salmon

Looking for an easy salmon recipe to introduce your family and friends to salmon? I’m always shocked at people who do not cook salmon, or enjoy it. I always say, it’s because you’ve never really had a good recipe!

Easy Salmon with Barbecue Chips

I’ve baked a delicious Easy Salmon with Barbecue Chips recipe many times. With simple ingredients, just whip up a pan or two and serve it with brown rice and a fresh green salad!

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Easy Salmon with Barbecue Chips

Ingredients for Barbecue Chips Encrusted Salmon

  • Salmon
  • Butter
  • Bottle of barbecue sauce
  • Couple bags of barbecue flavor potato chips

Easy Salmon with Barbecue Chips

How to make chip encrusted salmon fillets

  1. Line a 9×13 baking dish with foil.
  2. Pour one bag (5 oz) of crushed potato chips onto the foil.
  3. Combine the barbecue sauce and the melted butter (it’s okay if the butter isn’t all the way melted).
  4. Dip the salmon pieces in the barbecue sauce mixture. Place the salmon on the chips. Pieces will fit tightly next to each other. Cover with the remaining crushed chips.
  5. Cover the pan with foil and bake. Uncover the pan and bake some more, until the fish flakes with a fork.
  6. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Easy Salmon with Barbecue Chips

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Think of who you will invite over for dinner?

encrusted baked salmon

This lovely recipe, inspired by my Dad’s wife Ginny, is delicious and so easy for anyone to make! Actually, any flavor of potato chips or your favorite brand of barbecue sauce works for this recipe.

It makes a 9×13 pan, but you can always double up the ingredients and whip up 2 pans, and ask your neighbors to bring a potluck salad or side!

a servng of BBQ chips encrusted salmon

Salmon is so easy to make!

Try this BBQ potato chip crusted Salmon and you’ll LOVE it!

How to serve Easy Salmon with Barbecue Chips?

Great served with green beans and brown rice.

Make a giant green salad, with bread on the side.

Delicious leftover on salad, too!

This might sound weird, be enjoy the leftover in tacos.

When it comes to this basic baked salmon recipe, just think “barbecue potatoe chips!”

This recipe is an any-night-of-the-week meal that requires virtually no cooking skills. The barbecue potato chips give lots of flavor and crunch to this easy salmon recipe.

ENJOY!

easy baked salmon with BBQ potato chips

More easy salmon recipes to try:

Salmon Spring Rolls Recipe

Leftover Lemon Dill Salmon Sandwiches

Salmon Taco Board

Garlic Honey Lime Salmon

Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Salmon with Mustard and Brown Sugar Glaze

This post has been updated with new text from June 2014, but the original recipe is the same.

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Easy Salmon with Barbecue Chips

I’ve baked a delicious Easy Salmon with Barbecue Chips recipe that is so easy, you could whip up a pan or two and share it with your neighbors!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds salmon, skin removed and cut into 2 inch squares
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 12-14 oz. bottle Barbecue sauce
  • 2 5 oz. bags barbecue flavor potato chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Line a 9×13 baking dish with foil.  Pour one bag (5 oz) of crushed potato chips onto the foil.
  • Combine the barbecue sauce and the melted butter (it’s okay if the butter isn’t all the way melted).
  • Dip the salmon pieces in the barbecue sauce mixture. Place the salmon on the chips. Pieces will fit tightly next to each other. Cover with the remaining crushed chips.
  • Cover the pan with foil and bake for 10 minutes. Uncover the pan and bake for additional 15-20 minutes, until the fish flakes with a fork.
  • Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Notes

This post has been updated with new text from June 2014, but the original recipe is the same.
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salmon covered with crunchy BBQ chips

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