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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 221.8
  • Total Fat: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 70.2 mg
  • Sodium: 436.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 29.7 g

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Crispy Faux-Fried Mexican Chicken

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Crispy Faux-Fried Mexican Chicken

Introduction

I love faux frying foods using panko. This crunchy, spicy chicken would be great on a taco salad. I love faux frying foods using panko. This crunchy, spicy chicken would be great on a taco salad.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded until uniform in thickness
    1 recipe Chef Meg's Taco Seasoning
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 cup panko bread crumbs
    1 cup low-sodium salsa

Tips

If you can't find panko, use crushed baked tortilla chips.


Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Combine the panko, taco seasoning and salt in a shallow dish.

Remove any fat from the chicken breasts. Pull the tenderloin away from the breast; it is on the under side of the breast. Slice the remaining breast into one inch strips. You should get 4 strips from each breast. Spray each strip with nonstick cooking spray, then dip into the bread crumbs to coat the entire surface. Transfer the chicken to a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until the meat reaches 165 degrees. Serve with salsa.

Each serving: 3 ounces chicken and 1/4 cup salsa






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  • Very Good
    49 of 53 people found this review helpful
    What's the point of complaining about an ingredient you can't have or don't use? Find an alternative or don't make it. The recipe is there as a base, it's up to you to make substitutions. If you find a good one, share it.

    My family loved it & we will definitely make it again! Thanks for sharing. - 3/12/12

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  • 39 of 71 people found this review helpful
    Actual ratings are helpful and appreciated. "Sounds good" or "I'll try this tonight"....not so much. - 3/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    38 of 39 people found this review helpful
    I made this last week--after it was done cooking, I cubed it and set up a taco salad bar for me & hubby--chicken, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, avocado, sharp cheddar and salsa--very tasty! :D - 3/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    34 of 35 people found this review helpful
    This is great using boneless pork chops, too! - 3/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    29 of 29 people found this review helpful
    We found it very easy and incredibly delicious. The only thing we did different is we used chicken tenders and pounded them out. They were crunchy and spicy but not too spicy. We all loved them. I would serve this to company! It was a pretty presentation, too! - 7/5/12

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  • 27 of 30 people found this review helpful
    Panko is a special type of Japanese bread crumbs that are supposed to give extra crispy crunch instead of regular breadcrumbs. They are either in the breadcrumbs or ethnic food (asian).
    If you are having a hard time getting the crumbs to stick, try a beaten eggwhite before breading. - 2/21/12

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    This made me feel like I was cheating on my diet. It tasted amazing! Served with black beans, broccoli, a little sour cream and cheese too. - 3/20/12

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  • Very Good
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I use the taco Seasoning (base) in all my taco like recipes, except I add 1 tsp garlic powder, 1tsp paprika, and 1tsp oregano to the Chef Meg version.

    1 inch pieces for chicken nuggets. I put the spices and panko in a big baggy and then added the pieces like a shake n bake. My son loved it. - 8/24/12

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  • 15 of 22 people found this review helpful
    Add some buffalo sauce
    dip in buttermilk instead of spraying with pam - 3/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Delicious recipe! I love faux frying with Panko crumbs but never thought about using the Taco seasoning. Great different flavor. - 2/29/12

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Well it doesn't get much quicker or simpler than this. I used Tyson chicken tenderloins and it was just like crispy chicken strips. Panko crumbs where great crispiness and stuck pretty good just using the spray. You only need 1/2 cup panko for 1 lb chicken - 10/20/12

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Outstanding recipe! My very picky boys loved it, will definitely make again :)
    - 2/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    So good will make it again!! No changes as is..going to take it to work with salad for a couple of days.. - 4/22/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love this--have kept it---- love the cripy outside! - 3/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Tasty, quick & easy - 7/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very very good. Real crunch. - 3/6/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I can't even begin to say how delicious this recipe was!!! Thank you so much for sharing this!!! - 2/17/12

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight. It was wonderfully crunchy, and I didn't even need the salsa. The type of chili powder used probably makes a difference. I used a mexican-style chili powder. - 3/5/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    For those who don't like to use the commercial sprays. I use a Misto sprayer with olive oil in it. Just when you store it release the pressure so it doesn't clog. - 7/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was so easy to throw together & so yummy! To save time I just used chicken tenders (so they were already the same thickness) & pre-made taco seasoning. I was afraid because I only had seasoned panko crumbs that it would be too much seasoning, but it was so good! Will def make again :) - 5/27/12

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Not very spicy, but the smaller pcs were crispy. I'd definitely add more season if I do it again. It does make a nice alternative to fried chicken tenders. - 3/26/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good. - 2/21/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Haven't seen pinko crumbs as yet, so I use medium cornmeal. - 3/12/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 1/2/13

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Easy, crispy and tasty food....love panko but, am a vegetarian. I shall make it for my hubby! - 5/2/12

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