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Doritos Chicken

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The inspiration for this dish came about a few months ago. My buddy Wiz is a health nut. Some of you old-school-Hip-Hop heads may remember him from back in the day when he was the DJ for Kid n Play. He refuses to eat anything other then white meat. Chicken and turkey to him is as far as he goes when it comes to trying anything new. One day while I was on the phone with him he was eating and talking at the same time. I really wasn’t offended; we all have to mulit-task now and then. So as the crunching got louder, I had to ask, "What are you eating?" I really wasn’t ready for this answer—he replied, "Doritos." I was like "for real?" Wiz is a gym rat as well. He must have stock in Bally's by now. That’s to tell you how much he is in Bally’s. I was joking when I told him that "the only way I thought you would eat Doritos is if it was hidden in a chicken beast." He laugh but then it hit us that may not be such a bad idea.
  Olive oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Garlic 8 Clove (40 gm), thinly sliced or minced
  Sour orange juice/Lime juice or equal portions orange juice and lime juice 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Ground cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste

Like most of my cooking I see something and I have to put the Oliver twist on it. Here is my Mojo for three chicken breast.
Juice of half of lime
1/8 Cup of OJ.
1/4 Teaspoon of Chili Powder.
1 Clove of Garlic.
2 Tablespoons of Rice Wine Vinegar.
Small Pinch of Cilantro
2 Tablespoons of Tequila
Season Salt to Taste.
Allow the Mojo to marinate for 1-4 hours. While that’s doing its thing, run the Doritos though the food processor. It took about three cups to do three large chicken breasts. After the marinating period:
• Preheat the oven at 350º.
• Beat an egg.
• Dip the chicken into the beaten egg then the ground Doritos.
• Place the breaded chicken into a greased oven-proof dish.
• Bake for 45 minutes or until done.
• Garnish with chopped tomatoes, avocado, sour cream and a cilantro sprig.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
I experimented with it and let me say the first time it was HORRIBLE! Like anything else you have to play with it a few times to get it just right. This is how I started off this dish. I know that this going to make me look a little foolish but I am going to say it anyway. I am not a big fan of Mexican or Tex-Mex food. But I do love some Taco-Bell. I gathered together some of the flavors associated with that region to make my marinated which I turned into a "Mojo." So your wondering what “Mojo" is? defines a Mojo as: “Cuban Mojo sauce recipe courtesy of Cocina Cubana/ Pascual Perez/ Sonia Martinez/ The authentic mojo is made with juice from sour oranges. It still has that little orangy taste, but its very acid and tart. You can come close by mixing equal amounts of freshly squeezed orange juice with lime juice (*). If you live in areas with large concentration of Latinos you will probably find bottled Mojo (Goya brand makes one) or their produce department might have the slightly bumpy, thick skinned sour oranges. This recipe makes one cup.
Doritos Chicken

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 388 Calories from Fat 322

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g56%

Saturated Fat 5 g25.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 200.2 mg8.3%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.71 g2.9%

Sugars 6.9 g

Protein 2 g3.8%

Vitamin A 3.3% Vitamin C 77.2%

Calcium 5.4% Iron 6.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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