Baked Dorito-Crusted Chicken

Baked Dorito-Crusted Chicken came to me in a dream, which is funny because I’m typically not a flavored chip person (except for salt ‘n vinegar…yum!)  I dismissed it as a quirky pregnancy dream.  That is, until we had a bag of cheese tortilla chips (remember my Green Giant post?), which were just asking to be paired with chicken.

Baked Dorito-Crusted Chicken tastes like…wait for it….yep, you guessed it.  Doritos and chicken.  And it’s really good!  The chicken is moist and juicy.  The salty, cheesy chips give a nice seasoning to the chicken as well.  We were very happy to finally turn my crazy dream into a delicious reality!

baked dorito-crusted chicken

Baked Dorito-Crusted Chicken
Yields: 2 servings
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup crushed cheese tortilla chips (or any chip will work here)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk (I used skim)
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 to 5 ounces each)
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Put crushed chips in a shallow bowl.
  3. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk egg and milk until combined.
  4. Dip chicken breasts in milk mixture and then dip in chips, coating the chicken. Place on prepared baking sheet and lightly spray tops with cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.



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  1. When i saw this on my twitter I thought…wow this sounds sketch but this actually looks good and making them with any kind of tortilla chip sounds good! I might have to try thi.

  2. Finally, a recipe for a Doritos chicken that actually looks good!

  3. This looks great and my husband would love it! I make cheese-nip chicken – chicken coated with cheese nips and stuffed with cheddar. I bet this chicken would be good stuffed with some cheese!

    Beautiful pic, too.

  4. That really does look amazingly good. 🙂

  5. Holy crap this sounds awesome! Ultimate Gamer Chicken haha 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  6. WOW!!! Now I’m dreaming about this! Pinning to try soon! Thanks! =D

  7. Allison R. says:

    I just made these and they turned out great! Next time I make them I will probably add some seasoning to the egg and milk mixture to add some spice to it.

  8. make them with spicy nacho chips! so much better and whip up some buffalo sauce and ranch together for a great dip to go with

  9. This is what I am making for dinner tonight! My kids will love it! (P.S. I love your blog template! Did you have this designed?)

  10. Karlynne Matthews says:

    I just made this tonight and it was delicious! I did add some cumin and chili powder to the egg mixture. Easy and will definitely make again!

  11. So so so sooo so good! A week or so ago I too thought to myself, “What would it be like if I used Doritos to make my chicken cutlets?” My DH and teenagers thought I was weird (that’s normal tho, lol), but DH brought home a bag today on a whim and suggested I try it. Love this recipe because it’s not pan-fried but the cooking spray still gives it a little crispiness there at the end. I served it with Lipton Mexican Rice and some peas. So Yummy! We all are now brainstorming other flavors to try next time. 😀 Thank you!

  12. I made salsa ranch chicken and then rolled it in crushed Doritos 🙂