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Chicken Taco Nuggets
These spicy little chicken tenders are quick and easy to make and a perfect party appetizer. You can save a little time by using store bought taco seasoning, but it's worth making up a batch of the homemade.

Easy Crispy Chicken Taco Nuggets 

Download Easy Crispy Chicken Taco Nuggets recipe

2 cups crushed Santitas Corn Chips

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

6 chicken breast fillets or boneless thighs, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes,

1/3 cup butter, melted

3 tablespoons Homemade Taco Seasoning - recipe below (or you can use a store bought packet)

½ cup flour

Salt and pepper

1.  Adjust rack to middle position and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Place a wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet and spray rack with cooking spray.  

3.  Pat chicken pieces dry with paper towel and season with salt and pepper; set aside.

4.  Mix flour with taco seasoning in a small bowl and side aside. Spread the crushed chips in a shallow dish. Beat together the egg and milk in a shallow bowl.

5. Dredge chicken pieces in flour mixture, then dip chicken the egg mixture and then roll in the chips to coat each piece. Place the chicken nuggets on a prepared wire rack and drizzle with melted butter. Bake until crispy and dark golden – about 18 to 20 minutes for chicken breasts pieces, 30-35 for thighs.

6. Serve with a dipping sauce (mix your favorite salsa with sour cream)

Homemade Taco Seasoning

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 ½ tablespoons paprika

1 tablespoon ground cumin

2 ½ teaspoons onion powder

½ teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon ground coriander

½ teaspoon dried oregano

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and mix well to blend.  Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Homemade Taco Seasoning
Chicken taco nuggets flour dipped
Chicken taco nuggets on rack
Chicken taco nuggets baking
Santitas Corn chips


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mouth. watering. corn chips? seriously.

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