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Cheetos-Crusted Chicken



  • 1 pound freshly ground chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced canned jalapeno chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • Chicken broth or water to moisten
  • 1 cup crushed Cheetos
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  1. Mix chicken, onion, chiles, chili powder, cumin and bread crumbs.
  2. Add enough chicken broth to moisten.
  3. Divide into two or three patties and press each side into ground Cheetos, making sure that they adhere to form a crust.
  4. Spray a frying pan with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium high heat until lightly smoking.
  5. Add patties and reduce heat to medium-low.
  6. Fry until golden-bronze on one side.
  7. Turn and continue to fry slowly until chicken is cooked inside, about 20 minutes.
  8. Serve with cheese sauce or salsa.


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