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Chicken tenders are one of those meals that everyone likes. No one’s bummed that that’s what we’re having for dinner. They’re a safe option, but admittedly, plain chicken tenders can get a little boring.
These Doritos Crusted Chicken Tenders are a fun take on a classic meal that everyone will love. Breaded in Nacho Cheese Doritos, they’re crunchy, a little spicy, and completely delicious. Your family will beg you to make these again!
Ingredients for Dorito Chicken Tenders
- chicken tenderloins: the perfect cut for breading, cooking, and eating
- Doritos Nacho Cheese chips: use your favorite flavor if nacho cheese isn’t your thing
- eggs and all-purpose flour: for breading
- garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper: for seasoning!
How to Make Dorito Chicken Tenders
These Dorito Chicken Tenders are such a fun meal. Your kids will love helping you make these. Let them help you crush the Doritos and dredge the chicken in eggs and flour. It might be a little messier, but it will be so much fun for your littles to help you!
In a food processor, or with a rolling pin, crush the Doritos until they resemble Panko breadcrumbs. Place the crushed Doritos into a bowl.
Add the eggs to another bowl and whisk together. In a third bowl add the flour and the seasonings and whisk together.
To coat the chicken, dip it into the flour mixture, followed by the egg mixture, and let any excess egg drip off. Coat in the crushed Doritos. Repeat with all of the chicken tenders.
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and arrange the coated chicken around the pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip each tender. This will help both sides of the chicken get crispy and cook evenly. Continue to bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the chicken is completely cooked.
Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce, like ranch, and serve with a side salad or steamed vegetables.
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