Chili's Tortilla Crunch Chicken Fingers

"This is a copycat recipe."
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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a large baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray.
  • Combine dry onion soup mix, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, cumin, and finely crushed tortilla chips; set aside. Beat together egg and water; set aside.
  • Place chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound to an even 1/2-inch thickness.
  • Cut into 1/2-inch by 3-inch strips. Dip strips in egg then into tortilla chip/spice mixture, coating well.
  • Arrange in a single layer on prepared baking dish; drizzle with butter.
  • Bake uncovered for 15 to 18 minutes, or until chicken is done and topping is golden and crispy.

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  1. JennyLynn99
    Loved it! We love spicy food and this hit the nail on the head. Spicy enough to be delicious, but not so much that you can't taste your food. We didn't change a thing. Used 2 rather large boneless, skinless breasts and there was almost no topping left over (I didn't crush the tortillas to a powder though, I left them a little chunky). We served this with recipe #11657 by Evie* and a side salad. Delightful and filling dinner!
  2. Chef Petunia
    These ROCK. I added more cayenne and crushed red pepper because we love hot and spicy food. Our new favorite chicken tender recipe.
    These were very good, my husband who really is`nt a chicken fan loved them. I never have good luck baking things like this, they never brown right, especially in the amount of time called for so I fried them in oil and butter. We dipped them in honey mustard, ketchup and even chinese mustard, I think if I`d had some ranch dressing that would have been great too.
  4. Donnilyn
    These were awesome!! Very spicy but that's what we like. I have a 2 year old that can't eat the spicy foods yet. So, I doubled the recipe. One I made as is and the other I used Old El Paso taco seasoning for the spices. This wasn't too spicy for him. So, we were all happy. I have made this two times so far and it's becoming a regular meal to fix. One time I didn't have any eggs so I just used mayonaise mixed with the water and worked just as well. Thanks Zuzie-Q for the great recipe!
  5. lbyrne
    I made this last night for dinner for me & my husband. They were excellent! I added a little more red pepper, as we both like things spicy. My husband wants me to make them again tonight he liked them so much. I will cut down on the red peeper fpr the kids.


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