These baked chicken tenders are dipped in milk, flour, eggs, and then dipped into crushed Doritos to serve up a crunchy bite full of flavour. Ready in half an hour, these Doritos Chicken Tenders could be on your table tonight!
My boys used to love ordering these Cool Ranch Doritos Baked Chicken Tenders at Kelsey's Restaurant. Then, they took it off the menu.
After being asked multiple times to try and make this recipe at home, I finally got around to it!
YOU'LL LOVE THIS RECIPE!
- Your favourite Cool Ranch Doritos combined with favourite chicken tenders!
- Basic ingredients and nothing fancy required to make these tasty chicken strips!
- A quick and easy recipe that can be ready in 30 minutes! Combine this with Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges and a side salad for a delicious and fun meal.
INGREDIENTS & SUBSTITUTIONS
- boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2.5lbs.)
- 1 bag (255g) of Cool Ranch Doritos. You can also substitute any of your other flavour of your favourite Doritos.
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- ¾ cup milk. I usually have 1% in the house but you can use any type of milk here.
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
There are only a few easy steps to making this recipe.
Slice the chicken
For this recipe, I used 2.5 lbs. (4 large chicken breasts) of boneless, skinless chicken.
4 chicken breasts makes 24-28 chicken tenders.
Slice them into strips about 3-4 inches long by 2-3 inches wide depending on your preference.
Try to keep them as uniform in size as possible so that they all cook evenly and within the time frame.
This is the fun part. Open the bag. Roll the top down and crunch up the Doritos until you have fine crumbs.
Assemble all other ingredients
Quick and easy - one bowl for milk, one for flour, one for eggs.
To make things easy, line the ingredients up in order and get yourself a wet cloth because you're going to need it 🙂
These are a bit messy. Trust me, if you don't start with the wet cloth right away you will end up with an accumulated blob of batter on your hand that gets bigger every time you dip a chicken tender.
Line them up in a row like this:
Chicken, milk, flour, eggs, Doritos, cookie baking pan, wet cloth.
The dunking production line
And that is it!! Dip the chicken in the milk and follow along down the row with the flour, eggs, crunched up Doritos, then place them on the baking sheet.
Line two baking pans with foil or brush them VERY LIGHTLY with olive oil. Just enough so that the chicken strips don't stick.it
Bake them - no frying!
Pop them in the oven for 10 minutes, then turn over and bake for another 8-10 minutes. I baked mine 20 minutes and they were perfectly juicy. Make sure they're no longer pink inside. Cut one open to check.
How to serve Cool Ranch Dorito Baked Chicken Tenders
There are so many possibilities, BBQ sauce, Ranch dip or honey.
Carrot and celery sticks on the side with blue cheese dressing. A little side dish of Creamy Coleslaw.