What Is Hot Cheeto Chicken?
Flamin' hot Cheetos were first introduced by a janitor working at Frito-Lay company. When the company started to decline, the janitor, Richard Montanez, proposed a snack made with chili powder he had been experimenting with to the Frito-Lay company. The company accepted the proposal, and soon flamin' hot Cheetos became not just a much-loved snack but a cultural obsession. Since then, flamin' hot Cheetos have been used in a variety of recipes. Flamin' hot Cheetos chicken is one of the most popular flamin' hot Cheetos recipes. In fact, the hot Cheeto chicken sandwich is one of the most in-demand dishes sold by KFC.
What Do You Need For Hot Cheeto Chicken?
Hot Cheeto chicken can be made in a variety of ways, so feel free to customize it according to your taste. But the recipe described above is a classic. For this delicious crushed Cheetos recipe, you are going to need crushed Cheetos, chicken tenders, eggs, salt, pepper, and flour.
You can make different dressings as dips. For example, ranch dressing tastes heavenly with hot Cheeto chicken, but you can also have it with ketchup, make a mayonnaise dressing, or use any other dip of your choice.
How To Make Hot Cheeto Chicken?
Hot Cheeto chicken can be made three different ways. By baking, using an air fryer, or cooking hot Cheeto fried chicken in a frying pan. Each method is described in detail below.
You can make this hot Cheeto chicken recipe in the air fryer for a healthier version. Preheat the air fryer at 390 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes and spray with some oil. Prepare the chicken by seasoning and dipping. Instead of dipping in eggs, you can dip the chicken in olive oil, lemon, and oregano mixture and then cover with Cheeto crumbs. Cook the chicken in the air fryer in batches for the best results.
You can also use the age-old method of frying to make this hot Cheeto fried chicken. Just pour some oil in a frying pan and heat it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the oil is hot, start putting the prepared chicken tenders in the oil one by one. Cook each side for 6-10 minutes and serve with a dip.
To make baked hot Cheeto chicken, preheat the oven to 400 °F and place the pre-coated chicken tenders on a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes to get some perfectly tender and scrumptious hot Cheeto chicken.
How To Serve Hot Cheeto Chicken?
You can serve hot Cheeto chicken with several side dishes and dressings like cream cheese, nacho cheese, and ranch. Cheese makes a great combination with hot Cheetos as it balances out the spiciness and adds a creamy, fatty flavor. Burritos and Quesadillas also make great side combos and compliment this hot dish perfectly.
Here are our some recipes you can serve with Hot Cheeto Chicken:
How To Store Hot Cheeto Chicken?
You can store hot Cheeto chicken in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge. Avoid storing in the freezer as that might ruin the taste and structure of the chicken, and try not to keep it for too long in the fridge either.