My son and I made Sweet Chili Doritos Chicken Nuggets for dinner.
The two of us went on a snack run the other day.
Gotta have lots of chips and junk food to make any pool day a success around here.
One snack he picked out were these Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos.
After just a few bites he said “We have to make chicken nuggets with these!” He is for sure 100% my child with ideas like these 🙂
So the next day we went back for another bag (because we all devoured the first bag).
And oh yes, they were every bit as scrumptious as we imagined!
Here is how to make Sweet Chili Doritos Chicken Nuggets
I cut chicken breasts into nugget size pieces and tossed them with some soy sauce and garlic paste.
And let that marinate for a half hour.
As the chicken marinates, make the breading for these nuggets, which is 8 oz of the Doritos in a food processor.
Pulse until they are a breadcrumb consistency.
Next set up a breading station just like this.
One bowl with the Doritos crumbs, one with a beaten egg, and your chicken.
Spray a wire baking rack with nonstick spray and then place it over a lined baking sheet.
Then you are ready to start breading the nuggets!
Dip each piece of chicken in the egg, then into the Doritos crumbs, and onto the wire baking rack.
If you don’t have a wire rack just put them right onto a lined baking sheet.
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Sprinkle a little kosher salt and pepper over top of the nuggets once you get them all on the rack.
The chicken will bake in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes.
No need to turn them or anything.
Easy Peasy 🙂
While the chicken bakes, make the dipping sauce by mixing together 3/4 cup sweet chili sauce and 1/4 cup ranch dressing.
Serve the Sweet Chili Doritos Chicken Nuggets with the dipping sauce and enjoy!
Such a fun and easy dinner that’s sure to be a hit with the whole fam!
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Sweet Chili Doritos Chicken Nuggets
Sweet Chili Doritos Chicken Nuggets starts with marinated chicken and then breaded with Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos and served with a yummy sauce!
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp garlic paste or minced garlic
- 1 egg
- 8 oz Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos
- kosher salt, pepper
- 3/4 cup sweet chili sauce (Asian section of grocery store)
- 1/4 cup ranch dressing
Cut the chicken breasts into nugget size pieces, put them in a bowl and add the soy sauce and garlic. Toss until evenly mixed and marinate for half hour.
Beat the egg in a bowl.
Pulse the Doritos in a food processor until they are a breadcrumb consistency. Put them in a separate bowl.
Dip each chicken nugget in the egg mixture, then into the Doritos crumbs. Use your fingers to press the crumbs into the chicken.
Place the chicken nuggets on a wire baking rack (recommend spraying the rack with nonstick spray) over a lined baking sheet and sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper.
Note: If you don't have a wire rack, just place them right on the lined baking sheet.
Bake the chicken nuggets in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes.
Mix together the sweet chili sauce and ranch dressing, serve with the chicken as a dipping sauce.