Cheetos Chicken burgers which took the internet by storm! Everyone is like crazy about all things Cheetos-fried so how could I not make these. I was so curious to see how one of my favorite chips would taste like when coated onto chicken and the result didn’t disappoint me at all.
Talking about the recipe, this is not just a Cheetos coated chicken fillet but I also added a few extra chips inside the burger for that extra taste. You can choose between either of the cheese or flaming hot flavors but remember that both give out different flavors. One would be more into a cheesy flavor and the other one would be more into a spicy fillet flavor. So choose accordingly (or maybe make both?!)
Also do remember that the original chips flavor is slightly reduced after cooking so adding some extra chips enhances the taste and also gives an extra dimension to the texture like crispiness. Third thing to remember while making Cheetos burger is that you are free to add any spices to the coating but don’t overdo with the spices that you end up killing the original chips flavor.
Now scroll down and start making this thing right now!
Yield: 4 burgers
Chicken breasts: 2, sliced horizontally from the middle to yield 4 fillets
Cheetos chips, ground: 2 cups (I used the flaming hot ones)
Salt: to taste
Red chilly powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Oregano: 1/2 teaspoon
Egg, beaten: 1
Cheetos chips: extra for the burger
Cheddar cheese: 4 slices
Tomato, sliced: 1
Mayonnaise: 4 teaspoons
Cheddar cheese spread: 4 tablespoons
Cucumber pickles: to taste
Cooking oil: for frying the fillets
In a plate, mix the ground Cheetos chips, salt, red chilly powder, oregano and set aside. Add the beaten egg in a separate plate and set it aside. Now take a chicken fillet, dip it into the egg bath and then coat with the chips mix. Do it with all the four fillets and then repeat the step again on each. Then heat oil in a deep dish to deep fry the fillets or you can shallow fry these as well. Cook until tender.
Time to build the burger now!!
Toast the buns in a hot pan. Spread a tablespoon of cheddar cheese spread and a teaspoon of mayonnaise each on all the buns. Top with sliced tomatoes, chicken fillet, cucumber pickles, cheddar cheese, Cheetos chips and heat in a lid covered pan until the cheese is all melted.
Remove from the pan and serve hot with french fries (topped with some more Cheetos chips crunch and sour cream).