Buttermilk kettle chip crusted tilapia

I know it just turned to spring but I feel like summer is vastly approaching. Spring just happens to be one of my favorite seasons with the weather, flowers and there isn’t the excruciating heat beating down my back. I need to get outside more because my skin has been pale for the past couple of summers. Luckily, I have a daughter who could live outside she likes it so much. She is discovering puddles, mud, rocks, dirt and the wildlife. Oh to be a kid again.

I am sharing this super easy and delicious tilapia recipe on behalf of Hidden Valley. Tilapia is a big favorite of mine and I love to make a good crust on it. I’m always putting ranch or buttermilk dressing on salads, pizzas, sandwiches and a ton of other things that I decided why not fish. Typically you have eggs and flour to help crust a filet but this edition of crusted fish is buttermilk ranch and kettle chips. I also highly suggest the added chopped strawberries for an extra punch.

Buttermilk kettle chip crusted tilapia

My lunch breaks are when I typically get everything done for the blog. I’ve got about a 2 hour window while my little one naps to edit, write posts, answer emails and that doesn’t leave much time for eating my actual lunch. These filets take less than 20 minutes and full of crunch and flavor. Take a break from the sandwiches and salad to enjoy a nice fish dish for lunch.

Buttermilk kettle chip crusted tilapia

Buttermilk kettle chip crusted tilapia


1/2 teaspoon olive oil
2 tilapia filets
3 cups kettle chips
1 tablespoon bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons buttermilk hidden valley dressing
2 tablespoons diced strawberries


Add olive oil to a skillet over medium heat.

Add chips, bread crumbs and salt to a large zip lock bag and crunch with your fingers.

Brush the buttermilk to all sides of the tilapia and then coat with chips and bread crumbs. Place in the skillet and cook of 3-4 minutes on each side.

Top with diced strawberries.

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5 comments on “Buttermilk kettle chip crusted tilapia”

  1. I love this so much!! I bet it’s so full of amazing flavor!

  2. Love this, Meagan! I never know what to do with tilapia! This recipe looks fantastic!

  3. Tilapia is one of my favorite go-to weeknight meals, but I always end up preparing it the same way. Love this for a change!

  4. oooooh! what a perfect summer night meal. love this one!

  5. I never would’ve imagined adding kettle chips to fish but I can completely understand how this would’ve worked! Yum! Great recipe. I don’t think I can get tilapa over here but I’ll look for another firm white fish as a substitute 🙂

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