March 29, 2012

Tortilla-Chip Crusted Chicken with Pineapple Kiwi Salsa


Found this recipe in Southern Living about 4 years ago and still make this recipe today.
A perfect dinner for a delightful spring night.
This recipe is a definite crowd pleaser :)
Serve with refried beans or Mexican rice and you will have  a delicious meal that everyone will be praising you over! 
Tortilla Chip Crusted Chicken
1 pound chicken breast tenders
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
2 large eggs
cooking spray
2 cups crushed tortilla chips
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel and sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. 

2. Combine 1/3 cup flour and next 4 ingredients.

3. Next, whisk eggs just until foamy.

4. Place a wire rack coated with cooking spray on a 15- x 10-inch baking sheet.

5. Dredge chicken tenders in flour mixture, shaking off excess; dip in egg mixture, and dredge in crushed tortilla chips. Lightly coat chicken on each side with cooking spray; arrange chicken on wire rack.

6. Bake at 425 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or until done, turning once half way through. These tortilla crusted chicken strips pair very well with this pineapple kiwi salsa.

Pineapple Kiwi Salsa
2 (8-oz.) cans pineapple tidbits, drained
*of course fresh pineapple is always a good choice as well
2 kiwifruit, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon minced jalapeño pepper
Salt to taste
1. Stir together first 5 ingredients; add salt to taste.
I also make my own cilantro lime sour cream to compliment  the chicken and salsa YUM, YUM...
Cilantro Lime Sour Cream
8 oz light sour cream
juice of 1 lime
zest 1/2 lime
1 TBS chopped cilantro (add more if you like)
1/8 cumin
1/4 chili powder
salt to taste

Mix all ingredients and dollop over chicken and salsa!



  1. So delicious! Great write up. I will give you a site where I got real fruit on powder form, I mix it with milk and ice cream to go healthy. they have pineapple, papaya, soursop, mango, apple. A lot of fruits and veggies. Enjoy guys!

  2. Yum!! Thank you so much for linking up this week to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky!!

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  4. oooh, this looks yummy!! I could probably get everyone in my family to eat this one :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for linking w/ See Ya In the Gumbo this week. I think I could put that salsa to all kinds of uses...yum!

  6. That salsa sounds amazing! Must try!

  7. This looks delicious!! Your food always does, though!

    I'm featuring you today!

  8. What a tasty looking recipe. You did am awesome job on the photos too. I can't wait to try this.

  9. We have done the pineapple salsa before, but I love that you added the kiwi to it too!!! What an awesome addition to a yummy fruit salsa!!!

  10. My goodness this looks amazing! I have recently gone gluten-free and the tortilla chips would be a great substitute for fried food!

    Thanks and take care,



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