Friday, February 25, 2011
Yes, you read that right!  Doritos for dinner!!!  Who would have thought?!?  A few years ago, my husband's friend and co-worker made this fantastic creation for the staff dinner at the restaurant they worked at and when my husband came home he told me all about it.  A few weeks back, we had some Doritos laying around, so hubby got the brilliant idea to make Dorito chicken parm.  I've never tasted anything like it and I could wait to recreate it myself!

So last night as I went through the cabinets looking to see what I would make for dinner (in the back of my mind I was starting to kick myself for waiting so long to go grocery shopping) and I saw that there was about 1/2 a bag of Doritos sitting in the cabinet.  Now, I could have left that and it would have been consumed by the hubs as a late night snack, but that's just not healthy and I couldn't in my right mind allow that to happen!  Then it hit me, Dorito Chicken Parm!  I had some mozzarella, salsa and chicken laying around, so why not?  I don't know about you, but this looks pretty mouth watering to me!  (I didn't have any Spanish rice as I had hoped for my side dish, so I made mashed potatoes and instead of using sour cream I substituted cream cheese which was delicious!!!)  I mean, if you really think about it, what kid wouldn't like Doritos for dinner?  Here's a healthy way to give them what they want and be satisfied that they're getting some healthy protein!

 Interested in recreating this dish yourself?  It's so easy!

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 extra large egg
1/2 large bag (or 1 small bag) Doritos
3 boneless skinless chicken breast
1/2 cup salsa
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp unsalted butter

  1. In a large Zip Lock bag, thoroughly crushed Doritos chips.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium low heat.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Once olive oil is hot, add butter and allow to simmer until all the butter is melted and lightly bubbling.
  4. Lightly coat chicken breast with flour until fully covered.
  5. In a bowl, beat egg quickly.  Dip flour coated chicken breast in egg and allow excess to drip off.
  6. Gently drop chicken breast into Zip Lock bag.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 until all chicken is in Zip Lock bag.
  8. Zip bag and shake it until chicken is fully coated.
  9. Place chicken in skillet and allow to cook for 5 minutes until Dorito coating is lightly browned.
  10. Flip chicken and allow to cook 5 more minutes.
  11. Remove chicken from skillet and place on a double broiler pan (to allow fat to drip to bottom pan) and place in oven for 20 minutes.
  12. Once chicken is fully cooked (no longer pink in the middle), place a few scoops of salsa and mozzarella slices over chicken and place back in the oven until cheese is melted.
I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I do!  It may look like a lot of steps, but I wanted to make sure to give you enough detail to make it easy to succeed.  Once you have the steps down, it's a total breeze!  If you try this recipe, please share your thought!  Personally, I love it and so does my family.


Heather said...

Very interesting, We should try this. We don't eat a lot of chicken, but this sounds good. :)

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