That said I do love fried chicken and there's something oddly alluring, if not downright creepy, about these new "inside-out" tacos they've been advertising where they've basically wrapped taco condiments inside of a rolled-up fried chicken patty. There's something equally alluring and weird about the Doritos-flavored hard taco shells they've been hawking.
And then it hit me... DING! Doritos-coated chicken. OMG. YES.
I'm going to be honest with you... It didn't have quite the familiar Doritos-flavored punch I expected it to have. It turns out that the frying process mutes the seasoning quite a bit. However, it turns out that crushed tortilla chips make a fantastic, super-crispy coating, so it was a big win anyway. I think if I were to do this again, I'd probably just use plain tortilla chips (preferably low-salt) or I would use the Doritos and try to bake them instead of frying them.
Doritos-Crusted Chicken Cutlets
1/2 of a large bag of Doritos Chips
1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon of water
1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast or tenders
- Place chips in a large zip-top bag. Close the bag, removing as much air as possible. Using the smooth side of a meat mallot, the bottom of a heavy pan, or a rolling pin, pulverize the chips into uniform crumbs. Alternatively, you may wish to use a food processor.
- Pound the chicken pieces flat so they are uniformly about 1/2 inch thick.
- Bread the chicken pieces by placing them first in the egg wash, then into the crushed chips. Place each piece on a rack to prevent it from getting soggy.
- Shallow-fry in oil or bake in a 375 degree oven until golden brown and chicken is cooked-through.
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