Roast Chicken Dinner Potato Chips With Mushrooms, Lemon, and Thyme Recipe

Photograph: Vicky Wasik

Inspired by the flavors of a roast chicken dinner—the chicken stuffed with cloves of garlic, lemons, and thyme, and served alongside mushrooms and mashed potatoes—these potato chips are meant to evoke the essence of a familiar, comforting meal. Bonus: They're vegan.

Note: It's important that the chips are seasoned and flavored as soon as they come out of the oil, while they're still hot and glistening.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Makes: 1 bowl potato chips

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  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 ounce dried mushrooms, such as cremini
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
  • 1 recipe Extra-Crunchy Potato Chips (see note)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In an electric spice grinder or high-power blender, combine nutritional yeast, dried mushrooms, lemon zest, garlic powder, and thyme and blend until a fine powder forms.

  2. While chips are still hot and fresh from the oil, and working in batches if necessary, set in a large paper-towel-lined bowl and sprinkle nutritional yeast mixture all over. Season with salt and pepper. Using clean hands, toss to coat chips evenly, then transfer to a serving bowl. Cooled chips can be stored in a zipper-lock bag or airtight container for up to 2 days.

Special equipment

Mandoline slicer, electric spice grinder or high-power blender

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