Doritos Crusted Chicken Recipe, Gluten Free & Delicious
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6 servings
Moist, succulent, and tender baked chicken with an even crispier crust than fried. Doritos crusted chicken is sure to become one of your family's favorite recipes. It's even Gluten Free, if you choose the right flavor of Doritos.
  • 4 pounds chicken pieces
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cups gluten free all-purpose flour (See notes for substitutions)
  • 1/2 bag Doritos (any flavor) crushed
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place flour and crushed Doritos in large (1 gallon) zip top or heavy paper bags.
  3. Mix eggs, water, salt, and pepper together in a large shallow dish or bowl.
  4. In batches, place chicken into the bag of flour and shake well to coat. Remove chicken from flour, shaking lightly to remove any excess.
  5. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture one-at-a-time, turning to coat completely. Then drop into the bag of crushed chips and shake to coat evenly. Transfer to a baking sheet and continue until all chicken is coated. If using a whole, cut up chicken, arrange legs and thighs on the outside of the baking sheet and breast and wing pieces in the center.
  6. Discard remaining flour, eggs and Doritos (only the ones used in the recipe, of course).
  7. Bake chicken on the center rack of the oven until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F. (About one hour.) Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
You may substitute the gluten free all-purpose flour with other flours or starches if you prefer. Regular flour, corn starch, rice starch, or potato starch will work equally well. (Avoid Whole wheat flour though, as it won't get sticky enough)

Important! If you're aiming for Gluten Free. Almost all Doritos chips will work, but check the labels, as there are one or two varieties that do contain small amounts of gluten.
Recipe by Uncle Jerry's Kitchen at