How to Make Doritos Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Are you ready to elevate your chicken nuggets game? These Doritos crusted chicken nuggets are not just a meal; they’re a crunchy revelation that’ll have your taste buds dancing. Let’s dive into this culinary adventure that promises to bring a zesty twist to your table.


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into nugget-sized pieces
  • 2 cups Doritos, flavor of your choice, crushed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray or oil, for baking or frying


  1. Preheat and Prep: If you’re baking, preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Set out three bowls — in the first, mix the flour with garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper; in the second, beat the eggs; and in the third, place the crushed Doritos.
  2. Coating: Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Then, dredge each nugget in the flour mixture, dip it into the beaten eggs, and coat it generously with the crushed Doritos. Make sure each piece is well-coated for that ultimate crunch.
  3. Cooking Method:
    • For Baking: Arrange the nuggets on a greased baking sheet, spray them lightly with cooking spray, and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and cooked through.
    • For Frying: Heat oil in a deep fryer or a large pan to 375°F (190°C). Fry the nuggets in batches, without crowding the pan, until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  4. Serving: Let the nuggets cool slightly before serving them with your favorite dips like ranch, blue cheese, or a spicy mayo.
  5. Enjoy: Get ready to bite into that incredible texture, where each crunch is followed by tender, succulent chicken. It’s a match made in snacking heaven!


There you have it, folks — Doritos crusted chicken nuggets that are sure to impress. They’re perfect for a party, a game day, or when you’re just in the mood for something delightfully different. Crunch on and enjoy!