Cheddar Tater Tot Crusted Chicken Strips

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How to Make Cheddar Tater Tot Crusted Chicken Strips

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Ok, how did I not think of this before?  It was easy and awesome!  Who knew that Tater Tots made such a delicious crispy crust for chicken strips?  This was way easier than using bread crumbs and way less messy!

I did chicken strips, but this would definitely work on whole chicken breasts as well (just cook them a little longer at a bit of a lower temperature!)

Serve this up with ketchup or sour cream (and I threw some bacon bits in my sour cream… because.. why not!)

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Cheddar Tater Tot Crusted Chicken

t was easy and awesome!  Who knew that Tater Tots made such a delicious crispy crust for chicken strips?  This was way easier than using bread crumbs and way less messy!

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Ingredients:

  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 70 Tater Tots (1 bag)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Defrost Tater Tots (I popped mine in the microwave for a few seconds) and gently break apart. You don’t want to mush them, they will easily break apart. Add shredded cheddar and mix. Place in a shallow dish.
  3. Cut each chicken breast into 4-5 strips. Beat eggs in a small bowl.
  4. Dip chicken in flour, then eggs and then in flour again. Coat each chicken strip with Tater Tot mixture gently pressing if needed.
  5. Place on a parchment lined the pan and bake 15-18 minutes or until chicken is cooked and crust is browned.
  6. Serve with sour cream or ketchup.

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