Dorito Chicken Tenders
Are you looking for Flamin’ Hot flavor to spice up the too-typical chicken tender meal? Try these Dorito Chicken Tenders if you’d like a spicy snack-inspired twist on your favorite, easy chicken dinner. The crushed Dorito breading is mouthwatering, and the best part is the botanically-enriched Ranch sauce for dipping!
You can infuse different ingredients for this dish, but the following recipe will feature infused buttermilk. Learn more about how to infuse milk here. This recipe is the perfect mix of junk food flavoring and herbal therapeutic benefits that promote immune health and cognitive functioning.
Your choice of herb or flower strain will affect the aroma, effects, and taste of ranch dressing, so it will be unlike any other dipping sauce you have had before!
Decarboxylating Raw Flower with LĒVO
Before you begin the steps for this recipe, plan the time it will take to infuse the buttermilk for this recipe. Before you infuse the buttermilk, you must first decarboxylate the raw flower.
We recommend the default “Activate” cycle on LĒVO machines. Make sure the pod protector is at the bottom of your herb pod, then add coarsely ground or broken up flower or shake to the pod, pop the lid on, and place a pod or two inside your LĒVO. You don’t need the magnetic stirrer for this cycle, and you should not have any liquid in the reservoir for this step. Then press Activate and Start. Your LĒVO will warm up and complete an optimized Decarb cycle.
Infused Buttermilk Recipe
To infuse the buttermilk for the ranch dipping sauce, you will need 1 cup of buttermilk and 3.5 grams of the decarboxylated flower per Power Pod. If you have two Pods, you can infuse 7 grams per cup of buttermilk. You can always adjust the recipe’s proportions in case you want to use more or less flower. You can easily control the potency of each serving.
You don't want to overheat the milk as it can impact the flavor and nutrients or cause it to burn. Keep the temperature below 165°F when infusing dairy. We recommend infusing for 45-60 minutes between 150-165°F.
Once you have 1 cup of infused buttermilk,
you will need the following ingredients for the
ranch dipping sauce:
- ½ cup infused buttermilk
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon dill
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise, sour cream and botanically-infused buttermilk. Stir in the dill, parsley, chives,, lemon juice, and paprika. Set aside the dipping sauce as you prepare and cook the Dorito chicken tenders. Refrigerate the ranch sauce if you plan to serve the Dorito chicken tenders later in the day.
How to Make Infused Dorito Chicken Tenders
Dorito chicken tenders go well with carrot and celery sticks as an appetizer. You can make a bit of extra infused ranch dipping sauce for the carrots and celery too.
Or pair this dish with some steamed broccoli and rice. You can even serve the strips over a salad and drizzled with the infused ranch sauce. These Dorito chicken tenders are a delicious twist and sure to make you crave them over and again.
Infused Dorito Chicken Tenders
- 1 bag of Doritos (your choice of flavor)
- 1 pound of chicken tenders or strips
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2 tablespoons of milk
To make the Dorito coated chicken tenders, you will need the following ingredients:
Follow these steps for coating and cooking the chicken tenders:
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and spray the foil with cooking spray, or use parchment paper.
- Place Doritos in a Ziploc bag and crush bag contents. Crush up so the consistency has some texture and is not too finely ground. Aim for the texture of Panko breadcrumbs. Empty the Dorito crumbs into bowls.
- Mix the eggs and milk in a small bowl.
- Dip each tender in the egg mixture and then into the Doritos mixture, so each piece is evenly coated.
- Place on pan. Lightly spray the top of the breaded chicken with cooking spray. You can use your own infused oil in our Fine Oil Infusion Sprayer.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or under golden brown.
- Serve with infused ranch dipping sauce.
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