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Air Fryer Dorito Chicken

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Air Fryer Dorito Chicken are crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside as you coat them in your favorite Dorito chicken and then cook them in the Air Fryer for a family favorite dinner everyone will love. 

air fryer dorito chicken

Air Fryer Dorito Chicken

The other night the kids came into the kitchen and asked me what was for dinner. I responded we were having chicken. I got an ugh. I knew that I needed to spice it up a bit, so I grabbed our bag of Doritos out of the pantry and the Air Fryer and made the most flavorful crispy chicken.

Meet Air Fryer Dorito Chicken, a new favorite in our house! The kids love it because it is crispy and covered in Doritos and I love it because it is easy to make and full of so many layers of flavor. 

air fryer dorito chicken

The best part is, you can use any bag of Doritos you have on hand from Salsa Verde to Nacho Cheese, there are so many choices for your Air Fryer Dorito Chicken. 

This recipe ranks right up there with our Copycat Air Fryer Chick-Fil-A Nuggets and Copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce for kid favorite meals! 

How to make Doritos Air Fryer Chichen Tenders

  • Using a sealed Ziploc bag add your Doritos, crush the Doritos so that they are a texture similar to Panko crumbs. 
  • Pour the Dorito crumbs and Panko into a medium-sized bowl and set to the side 
  • Place flour, cajun spiced, and cayenne pepper in one bowl and eggs in another. 

  • Whisk the eggs. 
  • Preheat your Air fryer ( if needed ) to the chicken pre-set temp. or 380. 
  • Take a chicken tender and put it in the flour and dredge them.
  • Shake off any excess flour. 
  • Place it in the egg wash and turn them so they are evenly coated in egg.  
  • Now dredge it in the crushed Doritos Panko mix. 
  • Place on a baking sheet. 
  • Do this with the remaining chicken strips.
  • Place the tenders in your Air Fryer and cook for 12-14 minutes. 
air fryer dorito chicken
  • ENJOY


Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Get creative! You can use any flavor of Doritos to change up the flavor of these every time you make them. 
  • When it comes to the Doritos you want to crush them very small. Smaller pieces are best for this recipe. 
  • If you find your chips getting soggy prior to cooking you can pour the chip crumbs onto the chicken and pat them on to stick. This will help your chip crumbs from becoming mushy. 
  • You want to be sure you coat your whole tender, so feel free to move some of the crumbs around so the whole chicken is coated evenly. 
air fryer dorito chicken
  • Air Fryer cooking times vary for each Air Fryer and size. 12-14 minutes works for most Air Fryers. You want to make sure that you check the internal temperature of your chicken to ensure it is cooked thoroughly. 
  • Serve this dish with ranch or blue cheese for dipping. 

Storage

Fridge

This recipe tastes best if eaten right away. If you have leftovers you can store it in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days. It will become soggy in the fridge. 

To crispy it back up you can put it back in the Air Fryer to reheat. 

What can I serve with Air Fryer chicken tenders?

There are so many options you can serve with these chicken tenders. You can serve with 

Love Your Air Fryer? Try these recipes! 

Air Fryer Meatloaf

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Air Fryer Banana Cake 

If you love these Dorito chicken tenders than you will LOVE these Air Fryer Cornflake Chicken Tenders

air fryer dorito chicken

Air Fryer Dorito Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Air‌ ‌Fryer‌ ‌Dorito‌ ‌Chicken‌ ‌tenders‌‌ ‌are‌ ‌crunchy‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌outside‌ ‌and‌ ‌tender‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌inside‌ ‌as‌ ‌you‌ ‌coat‌ ‌them‌ ‌in‌ ‌your‌ ‌favorite‌ ‌Doritos‌ ‌and‌ ‌then‌ ‌cook‌ ‌them‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Air‌ ‌Fryer‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌family‌ ‌favorite‌ ‌dinner‌ ‌everyone‌ ‌will‌ ‌love.‌ ‌

Ingredients

  • 8-12 boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • 1 large bag of Doritos
  • 1 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp. Cajun spice
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • Olive oil cooking spray as needed

Instructions

    1. Using a sealed Ziploc bag add your Doritos, crush the Doritos so that they are a texture similar to Panko crumbs. 
    2. Pour the Dorito crumbs and Panko into a medium-sized bowl and set to the side 
    3. Place flour, cajun spiced, and cayenne pepper in one bowl and eggs in another. 
    4. Whisk the eggs. 
    5. Preheat your Air fryer ( if needed ) to the chicken pre-set temp. or 380. 
    6. Take a chicken tender and put it in the flour and dredge them.
    7. Shake off any excess flour. 
    8. Place it in the egg wash and turn them so they are evenly coated in egg.  
    9. Now dredge it in the crushed Doritos Panko mix. 
    10. Place on a baking sheet. 
    11. Do this with the remaining chicken strips.
    12. Place the tenders in your Air Fryer and cook for 12-14 minutes. 
    13. ENJOY

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 792Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 376mgSodium: 862mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 91g

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