Crispy Faux-Fried Mexican Chicken

Crispy Faux-Fried Mexican Chicken

4.3 of 5 (145)
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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

View full nutritional breakdown of Crispy Faux-Fried Mexican Chicken calories by ingredient


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

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Very Good
    66 of 72 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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    Incredible!
    53 of 54 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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    48 of 93 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!
    47 of 50 people found this review helpful
    This is great using boneless pork chops, too! - 3/12/12


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    Incredible!
    43 of 44 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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    35 of 38 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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    Very Good
    25 of 25 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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    Incredible!
    23 of 23 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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    19 of 29 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!
    15 of 16 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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    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!
    9 of 10 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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    9 of 9 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!
    8 of 8 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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    7 of 7 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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    Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I love this--have kept it---- love the cripy outside! - 3/12/12


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    Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I've made this, but used dry Ranch seasoning instead of taco....was very tasty! - 7/8/13


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


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    Good
    4 of 4 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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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this for my family tonight and it was very easy and very tasty. In order to get the chicken really crispy I put the chicken under the broiler for a few minutes at the end. Worked out great! - 1/5/13


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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 5 people found this review helpful
    Why not use some salasa at the binding or sticking agent for the panko. - 3/3/12


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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good. - 2/21/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We had this last night. Fantastic. Cooked it in my air fryer. I do need a larger one. - 9/3/18


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really good and everyone really enjoyed it . They all wanted more. So, I will fix this again tomorrow. - 8/31/18


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe a couple days ago and found it to be really crispy and tender inside. My sister came over and can't have fried foods. She really loved it and went home with the recipe. It is so good and without frying the chicken pieces, make this a really healthy meal - 12/1/17


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used pork, and it was great. Just make sure the pieces are small so they cook through. - 9/3/17


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oven fried chicken was a staple of our diet plan growing up because there was no splatter mess on the stove - 9/3/17


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    Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great with pork tenderloin also - 9/3/17


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I substituted egg whites instead of spraying the chicken with cooking spray. Over all very tasty with salsa and brown rice. Will eat again in the future. - 3/13/13


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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 8 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 1/2/13


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    1 of 6 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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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Awesome idea! I will definetly make it right now for lunch. I will have to adapt it a bit (I don't have panko here, but oat bran will be a good,healthy option, too) and I know it will come up as delicious as it sounds! - 4/29/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I dipped these in egg beaters instead of spraying with nonstick spray. I also didn't pound them flat. (I was really low on time) The boyfriend loves these and so did I! I think they'd be too spicy for some kids. - 3/12/12


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    1 of 16 people found this review helpful
    can't wait to try it it sounds wonderful - 3/12/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really good and easy to make! - 2/21/12


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So simple and tasted great - 2/20/12


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    Looks so good! - 3/17/21


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    Sounds great - 2/16/21


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    Very Good
    nice recipe for a brunch or dinner! Served with a salad and it was delicious! - 10/31/20


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    Next time Iím at the store, Iíll have to get chicken breasts so I can make this! - 10/24/20


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    Very Good
    yum - 10/13/20


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    YUMMY - 9/3/20


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    This looks so good! Since I have to eat gluten free I would substitute gluten free cereal crumbs (like Corn Chex). Great recipe and comments.
    - 9/3/20


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    Used a little buttermilk to make it stick - 9/3/20


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    Very Good
    Love fried chicken. This makes it doable. - 9/3/20


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    Incredible!
    nyumm
    - 8/13/20


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    Very Good
    Really delicious - 4/15/20


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    My nephews, who are picky, just loved this recipe! - 3/28/20


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    Very Good
    tasty - 3/6/20


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    pretty good, useful for turkey leftovers as well. - 12/1/19


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    Thanks - 11/30/19


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    Incredible!
    I'm not much on Salsa on chicken strips so I made my own homemade 'honey mustard'. - 10/6/19


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    Very Good
    This is definitely a keeper. Really yummy! - 9/4/19


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    I had this last year and forgot the recipe. Thanks for posting it again. - 9/3/19


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    This looks really good - 9/3/19


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    Good
    good - 9/3/19


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    Panko does it again! - 8/18/19


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    Quick, easy and tasty sounding recipe found and no boneless chicken on hand. That didn't stop me though, I partially cooked chicken before applying the coating and the result was still delicious. Thanks! - 8/3/19


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    Very Good
    Really good a bite too spicy for me but the kids did enjoy. - 7/29/19


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    Awesome - 7/6/19


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    good stuff - 6/25/19


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    Great taste - 5/29/19


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    Incredible!
    This turned out quite tasty. Omitted the salt as we don't use but no other changes. - 4/27/19


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    Incredible!
    thanks - 3/27/19


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    Good
    Passed on the pepper flakes and salt, added garlic. - 3/21/19


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    Incredible!
    Delicious! - 3/21/19


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    yummy - 3/7/19


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    this looks great.. - 2/21/19


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    Very Good
    enjoyed these - 1/29/19


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    yummy - 1/9/19


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    Good
    good - 12/14/18


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    Incredible!
    very good and easy. - 11/22/18


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    Super - 11/21/18


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    Incredible!
    I was in a hurry and I used 1/4 pkg of taco seasoning.This is a GREAT recipe, I will be making it more often. - 9/23/18


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    So delicious!!! - 9/16/18


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    Very Good
    Great recipe - 9/3/18


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    Very Good
    Yum and yes great protein and some crunch to it. - 9/3/18


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Might be interesting to add taco seasoning. - 9/3/18


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy - 9/3/18


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will definitely be trying this tonight - 9/3/18


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    very good - 9/3/18


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    Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this Crispy Faux-Fried Mexican Chicken Recipe! Yummy!
    - 9/3/18


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    Very Good
    Very delicious, I kept this recipe. - 9/3/18


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    Very Good
    My family likes this recipe a lot. - 9/3/18


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    I cut recipe in half and it was great. Leftovers for lunch. - 8/8/18


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    Incredible!
    Delicious! - 8/2/18


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    Good
    good - 6/20/18


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    Great recipe - 4/26/18


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    Incredible!
    These are yummy - 4/23/18


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very nice thanks cant wait to try - 4/10/18


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy - 4/2/18


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy. - 3/16/18


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Nice tenders recipe - 3/5/18


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    Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks like supper to me. - 3/3/18


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Why not use a real picture of the finished product? The picture is clearly not of oven baked panko coated chicken :( - 1/7/18


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Interesting - 12/30/17