Cheetos-Crusted Chicken Tenders

This morning, I made some meatballs, with grandiose plans to making them a sweet and sour meatball set for tonight. Then, I stumbled into a recipe on Facebook for Doritos chicken, and I was like, THIS. The meatballs will have to wait until tomorrow.

Problem was, when I got to the grocery, there were no large Doritos. Just Cheetos. So I said, okay, Cheetos! And as you can see, thanks to PlainChicken‘s recipe, happiness can still be ours.


2 cups of crushed Cheetos
Half a kilo of raw chicken tenders
1/3 cup honey mustard dressing
1/3 cup mayonnaise
Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 475°F. Line a baking pan with nonstick aluminum foil; spray nonstick spray on it.
  2. Blend Cheetos in a food processor to fine dust. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Combine honey mustard dressing and mayonnaise, then dip chicken in.
  4. Dredge in Cheetos crumbs, then arrange on pan.
  5. Spray tenders with cooking spray. Bake, turning once, until golden brown, 15 minutes. Serve with mayonnaise or, heck, more Cheetos!


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