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Flamin Hot Cheeto Chicken Strips on a pan

Hot Cheetos Chicken Strips

Grab a bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos and whip up this quick and easy meal! These Hot Cheetos Chicken Strips are crunchy, spicy and actually quite healthy!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course


  • Oven OR Air Fryer


  • 2 c crushed Flamin' Hot Cheetos
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 lb chicken tenders


  • Place the crushed Cheetos in a shallow dish and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F and place a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, mayo, salt and cayenne.
  • Fold in the chicken until coated.
  • Coat each piece of chicken with crushed Cheetos and place on a wire rack.
  • Spray some cooking spray over the chicken tenders.
  • BAKE for 15 minutes or until the thickest piece of chicken registers 165°F.
    AIR FRY! Place in the basket and air fry for about 10 minutes at 400°F.
Keyword chicken strips
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