A fun experiment!
Frito Fried Chicken Fingers
Quantities are estimates for six chicken strips.
2 cups Frito corn chips (ground or pounded until fine)
1 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp chile powder (for heat, optional)
2 chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/2 cup flour
Oil for cooking
Mix the chili and chile powders with the ground Fritos. Set in a bowl.
Whisk the eggs in a bowl, set aside.
Add flour into a third bowl.
In a large pan, heat oil over high heat.
When hot, start coating your chicken. Coat the chicken in the flour. Dip into the egg to coat. Drop in the crushed Frito mixture and coat. Press the mixture into the chicken to ensure a crispy coating. Lay into the hot oil. Cook for 3-5 minutes per side. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel covered plate. Serve hot.
This was tasty. I enjoyed it. I mixed up a quick little dipping sauce of sour cream, chili powder, lime juice and hot sauce. It was alright. The vinegar in the hot sauce was very up front and in your face. The taters were great. The chicken...extra crispy and corny. Fun.