Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Leigh Anne Montgomery
Prep Time
15 Mins
Bake Time
20 Mins
Makes 4 servings

Use your favorite brand of chips in this dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Stir together 1/3 cup flour and next 3 ingredients.

Step 3

Whisk eggs just until foamy, and stir in pressed garlic.

Step 4

Place a wire rack coated with cooking spray in a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

Step 5

Dredge chicken tenders in flour mixture, shaking off excess; dip in egg mixture, and dredge in crushed tortilla chips. Lightly coat chicken on each side with cooking spray; arrange chicken on wire rack.

Step 6

Bake at 425° for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and done, turning once after 12 minutes. Serve with Pineapple-Kiwi Salsa, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

JanieRe's Review

July 21, 2013
It was good but I would warn others to be sure to thoroughly coat your wire baking rack. I thought I had applied enough oil but apparently it was not enough! The coating stuck to the wire when I turned the chicken a lot of the breading fell off then it took me forever to clean the rack! My fault for sure but just wanted to warn others.

bCallies's Review

March 19, 2013
I used Nacho Cheese Doritos as the crusting and did everything else as the recipe states. Served with Ranch Dressing and my boyfriend really liked it! Definitely a keeper!

msrowe's Review

October 28, 2012

bamakathy's Review

October 04, 2010
I used this recipe and we liked it, and then a friend came by and told me to use Nacho Cheese Doritos and leave out all the garlic and spices. So much easier! And tasted even better.

NashvilleSuzy's Review

September 21, 2010
My sons (3 and 5) would not stop eating these! YAY! I took the advice from the other reviews and doubled the spices. I used garlic powder (1/2-1 tsp) instead of fresh garlic. This was SOOOOO yummy! I enjoyed dipping it in salsa, and my hubby enjoyed adding hot sauce (as another reader commented), which made it 'buffalo' style. I will DEFINITELY make this again!! It will probably be in my recipe rotation every other week!

julesbee1's Review

March 28, 2010
Great recipe!! I will definitely make it again! My 6 and 4 year olds both liked it too. :) I also doubled the seasonings in the flour and subbed cayenne pepper for the chili powder. Didn't make the pineapple salsa, just served with regular salsa. We did have pineapple on the side.

Mogey1's Review

November 28, 2009
Great recipe. I doubled the seasonings and added 1/2 tsp of garlic powder to flour. Used eggbeaters and tortilla chip crumbs from 2 bags I have been saving for some recipe like this. Was crispy like real fried chicken. I used FRANK'S HOT SAUCE as a dip and they were just like Boneless Buffalo Wings. I am going to cut the chicken into smaller strips and make them for tailgating at the Oregon-Oregon State (boo) fball game on 12-3-09. Served with mushroom, green onion and buttermilk mashed potatoes and sauted spinach and garlic.

DjkRbk's Review

July 16, 2009
This is my family's favorite chicken recipe! I've even made it for company and they enjoyed it. It's really delicious and fairly easy to make. I do alter the recipe a little...using multi-grain tortilla chips, and using 3 egg whites rather than 2 whole eggs. Also, I don't make the salsa to go with it, but instead serve it with either a corn pudding, or a corn and tomato salad.