Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Crunchy Doritos Chicken

I found the amazing recipe at Six Sisters Stuff. This chicken is like crack (I assume I’ve never tried the stuff), I could not stop eating it. It was the perfect amount of crunch on the outside and juicy on the inside. It could have used a bit more seasoning by itself but when I added my Kraft Spicy Ranch dressing as a dipping sauce it was amazing!
You will need:
4 Boneless Skinless chicken breasts (I stock up on the frozen bags so I just defrosted in the fridge)
Bag of Nacho (or any flavor really) Doritos
3-4 egg whites (I only used 3)
Salt and Pepper to taste
If your oven is slow to heat, like mine preheat a bit before you even start dredging to 400 degrees. I didn’t really measure my flour, just poured enough into the container. You could really add the salt and pepper to the flour or the Doritos. I also didn’t end up using the whole bag of Doritos so I would recommend putting about half the bag in a gallon Ziploc bag then crushing them. A lot of the recipes I read said to use a rolling pin or meat tenderizer to crush the Doritos. I just used my hands and was able to get them crushed but not minuscule pieces, which is kind of what you want. If the pieces are too small you lose all the flavor.
I cut my chicken into half inch strips, cutting off any fat as I went.
Some other recipes I saw suggested soaking the chicken in buttermilk for a couple hours before dredging in the flour. I wasn’t going to buy buttermilk just for this one meal so I skipped this part (as did the Six Sisters, I knew I liked them). After I cut the chicken I dredged in the flour making sure all sides were coated.
Then on too the egg, again making sure its well coated.
Last but not least the Doritos. This is where it gets uber messy. I took a kind of roll and press down approach to this to make sure I was getting all sides and that the Doritos were staying on the chicken. By the time I was done with all the chicken my fingers looked like the chicken rolled 100 times in egg and Doritos. Normally I keep a cute red towel in the kitchen for hand washing and occasional goop on hands. Anytime I am working with chicken I just remove it from the area since I know, out of habit, I will wipe my hands on it. Even though I would wash it right afterwards I still don’t trust that it’s fully clean. So I set out two sheets of paper towel to use instead.
Once you are done place the chicken on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray!! I forgot this step and paid for it, half of my delicious crust ended up stuck to the pan. So don’t forget to spray! Once you have all your chicken on the sheet pop it in the oven for 15-20 minutes. I always go a little higher than the middle of cooking ranges so I ended up cooking mine for 17 minutes and they were perfectly cooked!
Again the spicy ranch really makes it. It’s not too too spicy, but it will have you reaching for a drink after a few bite.
Thanks for stopping by! As always let me know what you think, your thoughts, or anything you feel like sharing!

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