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Doritos Crusted Chicken Tenders

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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!

dorito chicken tenders

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.

dorito chicken tenders

Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce, like ranch, and serve with a side salad or steamed vegetables.

More Doritos Recipes

For fans of the cheesy chip, try out these delicious recipes!

Dorito Chicken Casserole

Loaded Doritos Casserole

Walking Tacos

Doritos Crusted Chicken Tenders

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4-5

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins

  • 1/2 large bag of Doritos nacho cheese chips

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400โ„‰
  • In a food processor add the Doritos chips and crush them into a Panko breadcrumb texture. Place the crushed Doritos into a bowl.
  • In a bowl add the eggs and whisk together, in a second bowl add the flour and the seasonings and whisk together.
  • To coat the chicken first dip it into the flour mixture then dip it into the egg mixture and drip off any excess egg. Lastly, coat in the crushed Doritos. Repeat until all of the chicken is coated.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and place the coated chicken on the parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes then remove the chicken from the oven and flip. Continue to bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the chicken is completely cooked. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce!

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One Comment

  1. Gary Kaetzel

    These look so good! I have yet to master breading anything but these look doable! I love 3 types of Doritos. The Spicy Sweet Chili ones, the very hard-to-find Salsa Verde ones, and the original taco flavored that you can’t get any more. I can’t do dairy so they just had to add it to the taco ones that didn’t used to have it! I’ll use the Spicy Sweet Chili ones when I make this! Hopefully very soon! I have a bucket stack of maybe 50 recipe printouts or so but we’ll see! Thanks for your videos and congrats on the birth of your daughter!

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