Monday, May 23, 2011

Dorrito Ranch Chicken

Ahh Dorritos. A simple triangle of crunchy corn chip covered in powdered cheese and addictive flavorings. No other chip screams gamer like these do with the possible exception of Cheetos (which is really the same thing, just a different chip underneath the flavor). It's cheese! Powdery cheese! Cheese is an essential staple in a gamer's diet. And at least 75% of the cheese consumed must be in a powdered form, come in blocks that you don't have to refrigerate (Velveeta!) or can be shot directly into the mouth from a can. In other words, be as unhealthy but convenient as possible.

We'll just work with the cheese powdered chips for this recipe. But we're also going to add some contrasting, delicious flavors, make it into more than a snack AND still stay within a college kid's budget. You'll be amazed at how well the seasonings flavor the chicken, how crunchy the coating stays, how moist and juicy the chicken is. And so tender! You don't even need a knife! Perfect one-handed food for gaming nights.

Dorrito Ranch Chicken

2 Servings | Total Time: 20 min | Journeyman

  • 2 Bags (snack size) Nacho Cheese Dorritos
  • 1 pkt Ranch Dressing Dip Mix
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Craft: Preheat oven to 375° F. Pound chicken breasts to 1/4" thickness. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg with a little bit of water. Empty the contents of the ranch dressing dip mix into another shallow bowl. Crush dorritos in a bag with a rolling pin or heavy can or use a food processor. Place the dorritos in another shallow bowl. Coat each chicken piece in the ranch dip mix, then egg, then dorritos. Place on a greased baking sheet and cook for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through.

Strategies:Try the opposites of this recipe. Use Ranch flavored Dorritos and a powdered cheese sauce packet (from a mac & cheese box) instead! Serve this version with pasta coated in Velveeta with veggies.

LFM: Serve with pasta, ranch dressing and veggies.

  • Nacho Cheese Dorritos | $1.00
  • Ranch Dressing Dip Mix | $1.00
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts | $2.00
Total Cost: $4.00
Cost Per Serving: $2.00

Category: Raid Night, Critical Hits
*This meal contains staple items such as spices that you may or may not have in your pantry so your cost may vary.

1 comment:

  1. mmmm that looks way yummy! Congrats on the baby! Oh btw I tagged you on my blog. Might wanta check it out.