Doritos Crusted Chicken Strips

Doritos Crusted Chicken tenders is a fun twist on the usual chicken dish!  Any flavor of Doritos will work well, Nacho Cheese is my favorite!

How to Make Doritos Crusted Chicken Strips

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Doritos for dinner is always fun, just ask my kids!

These were super easy and delicious!  The chicken was moist and the coating was so nice and cripsy and cheesy!  I used Nacho Cheese Doritos for this recipe but I can’t imagine any type of Dortios that wouldn’t be awesome in this recipe!  We dipped these in ranch and wow!  They were so yummy!

REPIN DORITOS CRUSTED CHICKEN STRIPS

These DO NOT taste like you’re eating Doritos but they have a definite corn flavor that is very unique and my kiddos love them.

Doritos Crusted Chicken Strips

Doritos for dinner is always fun, just ask my kids!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Bag of Doritos , any flavor (I used Nacho Cheese)
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 chicken breasts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Cut chicken into strips (about 1″)
  3. Place Doritos in a Ziploc bag and crush until you have 1 1/2 cups of crushed Doritos. (You don’t want them powder, a few bigger chunks are ok).
  4. In another small bowl beat together egg & milk.
  5. Dip each strip in the egg mixture and then into the Doritos mixture. Press the chips into the chicken making sure the whole strip is coated.
  6. Place on a foil lined pan and lightly spray the tops of the chicken with cooking spray.
  7. Bake 15-17 minutes or until cooked through.
  8. Serve with ranch or sour cream.

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Note:  The original recipe added bread crumbs to the Doritos. After trying this a few times, the bread crumbs have been removed for a better flavor .

This recipe was inspired by Alida’s Kitchen!

Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

38 comments on “Doritos Crusted Chicken Strips”

  1. I’ve been looking for an excuse to cook with Doritos. This looks yummy!

    • I have made an awesome meatloaf with Doritos!
      2lb hamburger
      1 lb of hot sausage/ can use reg if you don’t like the hotness
      two packs of taco seasoning
      1 large onion
      2 cans mexican tomatoes
      2 eggs
      dorito cheese jar

      mix all but small a small portion of tomatoes and dorito cheese …. form into loaf …… put random holes with a wooden spoon or something similar and fill with the cheese…. put the remaining tomato mixture ontop of meatloaf take maple syrup and swirl onto the tomato mixture …..cook at 325 until done~ mmm good

  2. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  3. I just wanted to know for the Doritos Crusted Chicken do you have to use the Panko Bread Crumbs or can they be substituted with another brand of bread crumbs?

    • I am sure it would work just as well with any type of breadcrumbs. :)

      • Holly…. just checking if you want to do more chicken would u add say 1 more egg and a little more milk?

        2 tablespoon of milk is not very much, but it must have worked for you…. thanks michael

        I might have to drop this into some peanut oil…… for a treat……. thanks

        • The egg/milk is just to make the crust stick. I had a little extra left over so depending on how many you do, you may have enough. If not, just double up on the egg & milk portion. :)

          Enjoy!!

  4. This is a quick easy and tasty recipe that my whole family will eat. Thanks!!!!

    YJD

  5. What size bag of Doritos would you use ?

  6. My kids LOVED this chicken !!!

  7. I used the cheese flavor and they do not come out tasting like Doritos. The flavor is more like a corn coating in my opinion.

  8. After your done making the chicken to give it that nocho cheese flavor try sprinkling some powdered nacho cheese the one they use for the popcorn not to much but just enough to give it that Doritos tast your looking for :)

  9. I’d noticed in one of the other comments about the panko bread crumbs…I don’t see that ingredient listed in the recipe. How much of the Panko is needed for the Dorito-Crusted Chicken Strips and do you add it to the crushed Doritos?

    • Originally the recipe did call for adding 1/2 Doritos and 1/2 Panko bread crumbs. After feedback and trying the recipe a couple times, I found that the flavor was better with just Doritos so I adapted it to get the best results.

  10. My picky eater loved this. I’ve made a countless number of different chicken recipes hoping to get him to like something other than a fast food nugget. This was the easiest dinner we’ve had with him in a long time. Now I’m trying to think of what else I can smother in smashed doritos to get him to eat it. Broccoli maybe? ;)

  11. Instead of egg and milk, use mayonnaise to keep the crumbs on! I use Kraft Mayonnaise with Olive Oil. Dry the chicken off, coat the chicken with mayonnaise, cover with the crumbs and bake until it’s done. It makes the chicken that much more moist!! It’s amazing!!

  12. Really hoped for more then I got. I used buffalo chicken chips and it doesn’t taste a thing like buffalo. Too bad. My bf liked it regardless so I am happy. I think the chips soaked up too much from the chicken and made it less flavorful. Oh well. Better luck next time.

  13. What would be good side dishes to prepare with this? Cooking these for my parents tomorrow night and I want to make a full meal for them!

    • They have a corn flavor (rather than a Dorito flavor). Because the corn has a bit of sweetness, I like to serve them with a zesty coleslaw of some sort and oven fries or homemade mac & cheese.

  14. Not what I was expecting…won’t make this again

  15. I won’t to make this for my grandkids

  16. Even BETTER wit Remoulade: 3/4 cup mayo, 2 tbs creole mustard, tsp paprika, tsp chachere’s seasoning, tsp lemon or pickle juice, tsp sweet basil, tsp tabasco, 1 clove garlic smashed and mined. mix to blend serve chilled.

  17. When you say ” a bag of Doritos” for 2 chicken breasts- do you mean a big grab size bag or snack size bag ? I can’t imagine that 2 chic breasts would call for an entire traditional 13 oz bag of Doritos … Or am I wrong?

    I make potato chip chicken with Pringles — not normal potato chips –
    Pringles only! Pringles are dehydrated unlike regular chips so they are extra super crispy and they don’t get greasy they just stay crunchy I like to use the sour cream and onion and then use a couple teaspoons of buttermilk powder which I always have in the freezer and A little onion powder and garlic powder to mix – extra awesome !!

    Really want to made this Dorito chicken .. I like to take sour cream and pace picante sauce ( it’s sold with the pace salsa it’s not as chucky) and make a quick dip. You can use fat-free sour cream or low-fat and you have a really super low calorie day at the taste awesome you can even make it with fat-free cream cheese if you want something to spread on tortillas but I thought that this chicken would taste good dipped in my cream salsa sauce! :)

  18. Tastes good but it’s lacking any real kick! Seems like it needs one more ingredient to put it over the top

  19. What a great idea. I used to have a mild obsession for Doritos, and I know my son will love this recipe.

  20. sepuede traducir al español

    • Tiras de pollo con costra de Doritos

      Ingredientes:

      1 bolsa de Doritos cualquier sabor usé queso Nacho
      1 huevo
      1 cucharada de leche
      2 pechugas de pollo deshuesadas sin piel

      Instrucciones:

      1) Precalienta el horno a 400.
      2) Corte el pollo en tiras alrededor de 1 pulgadas.
      3) Coloque Doritos en un bolso del Ziploc y aplastar hasta que haya 1 1/2 tazas de Doritos machacado. ( Usted no los quiere en polvo, unos cuantos trozos más grandes están bien )
      4) En otro tazón pequeño batir juntos leche de huevo.
      5) Sumerja cada tira en la mezcla de huevo y luego en la mezcla de Doritos.Presione las virutas en el pollo que se cerciora de que la tira entera esté revestida.
      6) Coloque en una cacerola forrada de papel y ligeramente rocíe las tapas del pollo con el aerosol de cocinar.
      7) Hornee de 15 a 17 minutos o hasta que se cocine a través.
      8) Servir con rancho o crema agria.

      Disfrutar ;)

  21. I made this tonight for the family. They were not fans of it. Even though I told them to not expect it to taste just like the darn Doritos, I still think they were expecting all that nacho cheese flavor. My husband said the texture was weird. Personally, I really liked it. I thought it had more flavor than I was expecting! And it cooked perfectly. So while I probably won’t make this for dinner again for the family, I will definitely make up some for myself!

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