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how to make cheetos chicken (air fryer recipe)


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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total: 25 minutes

Servings: 6


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Step 1

Cut the chicken breasts into strips making sure they are similar in thickness and size for even cooking (see note 1)

Step 2

Into a food processor add 1/2 the bag of the flaming hot Cheetos. Close lid and pulse in 2-second increments until mealy. There will be some dust and some larger pieces. (see note 2)

Step 3

Mix olive oil, lemon juice and oregano and blend well.

Step 4

Dip chicken in olive oil mixture then coat all sides of chicken with Cheetos coating.

Step 5

Place on a basket from an air fryer that has been sprayed with oil to prevent sticking.

Step 6

Once the basket is full, place other tenders on a plate for a second round of cooking.

Step 7

Preheat Air Fryer to 390°-- for 5 minutes.

Step 8

Cook for 6-8 minutes until chicken is 165° or when you cut into one the chicken is solid white and no pink remains

Step 9

Cook in batches until all chicken is cooked.

Step 10

See notes for baking instructions.

Step 11

Serve with dipping sauce immediately.

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