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air fryer Dorito chicken

Air Fryer Dorito Chicken

Air Fryer Dorito Chicken is coated in spices and crushed Doritos, then air-fried until super crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Dorito Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 chicken strips
Calories 182kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 8-12 boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • 1 large bag of Doritos
  • 1 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ranch powder
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • Olive oil cooking spray as needed


  • Preheat Air fryer to 380 degrees F.
  • Add the Doritos to a ziplock bag and crush them until they resemble Panko crumbs.
  • Add the Dorito crumbs and Panko crumbs to a medium shallow bowl and set to the side
  • Mix flour, paprika, and ranch in another medium shallow bowl.
  • Place the beaten eggs in the third bowl.
  • Dredge each chicken tender in the flour mixture and shake off excess.
  • Dip it in the egg wash to coat evenly.
  • Lastly, dredge it in the Doritos Panko mix and coat evenly. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Repeat with the remaining chicken strips.
  • Air Fry for 12-14 minutes turning once mid-cooking, cook until crispy and golden-brown. Make sure you do NOT overcrowd the air fryer basket. Cook in batches if needed.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.



Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1026IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg