Steve is an inventor. He creates book series, designs things, and makes up recipes in his head. Wednesday night our family was treated to a series of chip-coated chicken nuggets by my one and only. It was delicious! He marinated the chicken all day, in several different types of marinade, then he coated all but the lime-marinated chicken in different varieties of crushed up chips. He used regular Doritos, Ranch Doritos, Chile Cheese Frito’s, and Fiery Hot Cheetos. Yum! My favorite was his Fiery Hot Cheetos Chicken, so I’m going to share that recipe with you. It goes really well with some black beans flavored with lime juice.
Steve’s Hot Cheetos Chicken
2 Chicken breasts, cubed
1/4 cup Plain Yogurt
1/3 c Vinegar
3-4 large dried chili peppers
5-6 garlic cloves
1 (99¢ size) bag of Fiery Hot Cheetos
Combine the chili peppers, garlic, and onion in your food processor, processing until smooth.
Make a marinade with all the ingredients except the chicken and Cheetos.
Put the chicken cubes into the marinade and refrigerate for 3-5 hours.
Crush your Cheetos. A food processor works best, but you can do pretty well if you spend some time at it with a rolling pin.
Roll your chicken in the chips to coat. Place on skewers.
Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink inside.