7 Amazing Variations Of Hot Cheetos Chicken Recipes You Need to Try Right Now

Our favorite cheese-flavored, cornmeal snack has come a long way. From being a well-loved snack to becoming a powerful ingredient, making your simple chicken dishes even more exciting. Flamin Hot Cheetos chicken recipes can now be found online, wherever you look. Incorporating this hearty snack into traditional chicken dishes brings innovation in your kitchen.

Ideal for game nights, weekend parties, and simple gatherings with friends and family, these recipes will definitely make your taste buds go crazy. To make things easier for you, we have gathered some of the hot Cheetos chicken recipes that you can try out.

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The 7 Variations You Just Have To Try Out

1. Baked Chicken with Flamin Hot Cheetos and Ranch Dressing

Baked Chicken with Flamin Hot Cheetos and Ranch Dressing

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If you’re tired of the same old recipes for baked chicken, then you should at least try the Baked Chicken with Flamin Hot Cheetos and Ranch Dressing.

This is a unique way of using your kids’ favorite snack to make your baked chicken recipe even more appetizing. It is simple and easy to make and best of all, packed with mouth-watering flavors. You’ll be surprised how everyone enjoys this dish.

What You’ll Need
  • ¼ cup of crushed Flamin Hot Cheetos for every piece of chicken
  • ¼ cup of ranch dressing of every piece of chicken
  • Chicken (anything of your choice - breast, cutlets, thigh, etc.)

The Cooking Process

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare your baking sheet (Note: Since Cheetos has oil in them, no need to grease your baking sheet)

2. Crush the Flamin Hot Cheetos to serve as a coating for your chicken. There are several ways of doing this. First is to place them in a blender, another way is to put the Flamin Hot Cheetos in a bag and crush them with a rolling pin or meat tenderizer. Finally, you can put them in a bowl, and use a cup or a glass to smash and grind them.

3. Get two bowls. In the first bowl, put your ranch dressing and in the other bowl, put your crushed Flamin Hot Cheetos. Coat the chicken by dipping it in the bowl of ranch dressing. Make sure that it is thoroughly covered. Next is to dip it in the bowl of crushes Flamin Hot Cheetos, making sure all sides are coated. Repeat this process for every chicken pieces.

4. Place the coated chicken pieces on the baking sheet and put it in the oven. Cooking time will depend on the chicken part that you have chosen. (for boneless chicken breasts - bake for 20 to 30 minutes; for chicken thighs - bake for 40 to 50 minutes; for chicken drumsticks - bake for 35 to 40 minutes; for chicken wings - bake for 30 to 40 minutes; for bone-in chicken breasts - bake for 30 to 40 minutes)

5. Serve hot with ranch dressing on the side or any side dish of your choice.

Learn more about this recipe here


2. Flamin Hot Cheetos Fried Chicken

Flamin Hot Cheetos Fried Chicken

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The most common and well-loved chicken dish of all time is the fried chicken. Many variations have already been developed when it comes to this dish.

Flamin Hot Cheetos Fried Chicken recipe brings in a potent blend of flavors. Sounds fantastic right? Wait until you taste it.

What You’ll Need
  • 3 pounds of chicken (variety of pieces - drumsticks, thighs, and bone-in breasts)
  • 3 cups of buttermilk
  • 1 cup of pickle brine
  • 1 head of garlic (smashed)6 tablespoons of Kosher salt
  • 2 to 3 turns worth of pepper with pepper grinder
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of Flamin Hot Cheetos
  • 2 tablespoons of paprika
  • 2 tablespoons of cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
  • 6 to 8 cups of peanut or canola oil for frying

For the Buttermilk Dipping Sauce:

  • ½ cup of buttermilk
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise3 tablespoon of fresh parsley (chopped)1
  • ½ tablespoons of fresh chives (chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon of white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon of pickle brine1 clove of garlic (finely grated)
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper

The Cooking Process

1. Using a large bowl, mix the buttermilk, pickle brine, smashed garlic head, and 3 tablespoons of Kosher salt. Add the chicken pieces and stir it to coat the chicken thoroughly. Store the marinated chicken in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours.

2. Crush the Flamin Hot Cheetos using a food processor. Once done, mix in the flour, 3 tablespoons of Kosher salt, paprika, cayenne, and garlic powder.

3. Using a heavy-bottomed pan, heat the oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

4. Take the marinated chicken pieces and coat it with the Flamin Hot Cheetos and flour mixture. Make sure that all sides are fully covered with the mix.

5. Place the chicken pieces one by one on the frying pan and let it cook until every piece gets golden brown. It takes about 6 to 12 minutes per side to cook thoroughly. Once done, let the chicken pieces drain and cool on a wire rack.

6. For the buttermilk dipping sauce, mix all the ingredients together. Depending on your taste, you can add more salt, pepper or garlic.

7. Serve your Flamin Hot Cheetos fried chicken with the buttermilk dipping sauce.

Get the complete recipe here


3. Flamin Hot Cheetos Chicken Mozzarella Sticks

Flamin Hot Cheetos Chicken Mozzarella Sticks

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Have you ever wondered what chicken, mozzarella, and Flamin Hot Cheetos taste like when mixed all together in one dish? Well, you will find out once you prepare the Flamin Hot Cheetos Chicken Mozzarella Sticks recipe. Watch this video and see how easy to make this dish is.

What You’ll Need
  • 1 pound of ground chicken
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of adobo seasoning (or any seasoning of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of onion powder
  • 4 to 5 mozzarella cheese sticks
  • ½ cup flour1 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 cup of Flamin Hot Cheetos (crushed)Canola oil

The Cooking Process

1. Get a small bowl. Place your ground chicken in it and season it with salt, adobo seasoning (or any seasoning of your choice), cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

2. Place the eggs, flour, and crushed Flamin Hot Cheetos in separate bowls.

3. Dip each of the mozzarella sticks in flour first, followed by dipping it in the lightly beaten eggs. After which, you need to wrap it with seasoned ground chicken, and finally, coat it with the crushed Flamin Hot Cheetos.

4. Heat your oil in a deep fryer, once the oil is heated, dry fry the coated mozzarella sticks for about 3 to 4 minutes.

5. Once done, take them out of the fryer and place them on a plate lined with paper towel to let excess absorbed oil.

6. Serve your mozzarella sticks while hot.

Get the recipe here


4. Red Flaming Hot Cheetos Chicken Fingers

Red Flaming Hot Cheetos Chicken Fingers

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Chicken fingers will never be the same again. Try the Red Flaming Hot Cheetos Chicken Fingers for a change, and you will not stop craving for more.

What You’ll Need
  • 500 grams of boneless chicken breasts (cut into long thick strips)
  • 4 eggs1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 bag of Flamin Hot Cheetos
  • Canola oil for frying

The Cooking Process

1. Using a blender or chopper, crush the Flamin Hot Cheetos and set it aside.

2. Using a small bowl, mix the red chili pepper, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and all-purpose flour.

3. In another bowl, whisk the 4 eggs

4. Place the bowls next to each other to start coating the chicken strips. First, cover the chicken pieces with the flour mixture and then dip it in the egg. Finally, cover it with the crushed Flamin Hot Cheetos.

5. Heat your oil in a fryer. Once ready, fry the chicken strips for about 4 minutes. Remove the fried chicken strips from the fryer and let it cool down.

6. Serve the fried chicken strips with the dip of your choice.

Check out the recipe here


5. Hot Cheeto Wings

Hot Cheeto Wings

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Improve your traditional hot wings by adding a new ingredient. The Hot Cheeto Wings recipe offers you a unique way of preparing the usual hot wings.

What You’ll Need
  • 2 bags of Flamin Hot Cheetos
  • 1 ranch dressing (flavor of your choice)
  • Chicken wings
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Seasoning salt (any seasoning of your choice)

The Cooking Process

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare and grease a baking sheet or pan

2. Boil the chicken and once done, drain and set it aside.

3. Mix the black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and seasoning salt together. Season your chicken with this mixture.

4. Crush the Flamin Hot Cheetos.

5. Prepare 2 bowls. In the first bowl, put the ranch dressing and in the other bowl, place the crushed Flamin Hot Cheetos.

6. Dip the seasoned chicken in the ranch dressing first. Afterward, coat it with the crushed Flamin Hot Cheetos.

7. Place the coated chicken on the baking sheet and bake them for 35 minutes.8. Serve it hot with the dip of your choice.

Read the recipe here


6. Hot Cheetos Sriracha Chicken Wings

Hot Cheetos Sriracha Chicken Wings

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If you’re ready for more heat, let’s get going with the Hot Cheetos Sriracha Chicken Wings recipe. As if adding the Flamin Hot Cheetos is not enough, this dish also includes Sriracha for a more exciting flavor.

What You’ll Need
  • 20 pieces chicken wings
  • ¾ cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper1 egg
  • ¼ cup of Sriracha
  • 1 cup of Flamin Hot Cheetos (crushed)

The Cooking Process

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare and grease your baking sheet

2. Get two bowls, in the first bowl, mix the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper. In the second bowl, whisk the egg and add in the Sriracha.

3. Dip the chicken in the flour mixture, then into the egg mixture, and finally coat it thoroughly with the crushed Flamin Hot Cheetos.

4. Place the coated chicken on the baking sheet and put it in the oven. Let it bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

5. Serve hot with your favorite dip.

Learn more about this recipe here


7. Flamin Red Fried Chicken

Flamin Red Fried Chicken

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Make things even spicier, with the Flamin Red Fried Chicken recipe. This is not your average spicy fried chicken. If you are brave enough to try this dish, congratulations, you are one of the few.

What You’ll Need
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 bag of Flamin Hot Cheetos
  • 3 cups of flour
  • ½ cup of cornstarch
  • 1 bottle (12 oz) of Louisiana hot sauce
  • 3 teaspoons of paprika
  • 4 teaspoons of cayenne pepper
  • 1 quart of buttermilk (optional)
  • 1 chicken (2 ½ - 3 pounds), cut into pieces
  • Peanut oilSalt, pepper, and garlic powder

The Cooking Process

1. Season the chicken pieces with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and set it aside.

2. Using a large bowl, mix the buttermilk and Louisiana hot sauce together to serve as the marinade. Add in the seasoned chicken in the marinade. Make sure the chicken is covered completely. Store the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.

3. Using a food processor, crush the Flamin Hot Cheetos into an almost powder consistency. Add in the flour, cayenne pepper, cornstarch, paprika, and salt.

4. Whisk the eggs in another bowl.

5. Start coating the marinated chicken by dipping it in the egg, then into the Flamin Hot Cheetos and flour mixture.

6. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Once ready, fry the chicken for about 11 to 13 minutes or until it gets golden brown.

7. Remove the chicken from the frying pan and place it on a wire rack to drain.

8. Serve while hot.

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Conclusion

Undeniably, you and your loved ones will enjoy every second of feasting on these dishes. Taking a favorite snack and combining it with a simple dish creates recipes that go beyond the imagination. When it comes to food, thinking outside the box and making creative choices makes all the difference. More importantly, enjoying what you are doing and sharing it with someone makes it even more fulfilling.

Did you have fun reading this article? Is there a recipe that you are interested in trying? Will you share these with your friends and family? Do you want to share some of your ideas with us?

If you have other suggestions and feedbacks, please give us a shout out by leaving a comment below. Until then, discover more ways to make your dishes exciting. Stay happy and healthy!

Paula Hughes
 

I’m Paula, and I’m absolutely in love with food blogs. I’m a foodie at heart but being the mother of two small boys, it’s not always easy to keep up with fancy dinners… so I rely on the support of other blogging moms like me to help along the way.

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