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Chili Chicken Strips

Instead of ordinary bread crumbs, seasoned crushed corn chips coat these slightly crunchy chicken fingers. If your family likes food with some heat, use the full 1-1/2 teaspoons of chili powder. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3/4 cup crushed corn chips
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  • In a shallow bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients. In another shallow bowl, beat egg. Dip chicken in egg, then roll in corn chip mixture.
  • In a large skillet, cook half of the chicken in 2 tablespoons butter for 8-10 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink. Repeat with remaining chicken and butter.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 265 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 381mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • pajamaangel
    Feb 8, 2017

    I was a little hesitant to make these as stated because I didn't think the butter was enough to cook the chicken through and not burn the coating. While it was close, I managed to get them cooked without too much of the coating being overcooked. The flavor of these chicken strips was like chili flavored corn chips. We enjoyed them immensely!

  • sstetzel
    Jan 10, 2012

    [quote user="aperfe22"]Is there any way you could possibly bake these? [/quote] Sure you could.  Either drizzle them with the melted butter before baking or give them a spritz of non-stick cooking spray.

  • aperfe22
    Jan 10, 2012

    Is there any way you could possibly bake these? They sound really good - didn't know if anyone had tried baking them?

  • krisjeffery1
    Mar 3, 2011

    These are soooo good. To add a little extra spice for my husband I will make them with some type of spicy doritos chips. Big favorite with all of our kids, teenagers and toddlers alike.