Doritos chicken tenders

Here’s a simple recipe to make Doritos chicken tenders at home:


  • 1 lb chicken tenders or boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 2 cups Doritos (any flavor you prefer), crushed into fine crumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cooking spray or oil for greasing


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and lightly grease it with cooking spray or oil.
  2. Place the Doritos chips in a resealable plastic bag and crush them into fine crumbs using a rolling pin or your hands. Alternatively, you can use a food processor to pulse the Doritos into crumbs.
  3. Set up a breading station with three shallow bowls or plates. Place the flour in one bowl, the beaten eggs in another bowl, and the crushed Doritos crumbs in the third bowl. Season the flour with salt and pepper if desired.
  4. Take each chicken tender and coat it in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  5. Dip the floured chicken tender into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off.
  6. Roll the chicken tender in the crushed Doritos crumbs, pressing gently to adhere the crumbs to the chicken and ensuring it’s evenly coated.
  7. Place the coated chicken tender onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat the breading process with the remaining chicken tenders.
  8. Once all the chicken tenders are breaded and arranged on the baking sheet, lightly spray the tops with cooking spray or drizzle with a little oil to help them crisp up in the oven.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the coating is crispy and golden brown.
  10. Serve the Doritos chicken tenders hot with your favorite dipping sauce, such as ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, or salsa.

These Doritos chicken tenders are crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside, with a delicious hint of Doritos flavor in every bite. They make a tasty appetizer, snack, or main dish that both kids and adults will love. Enjoy!

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