Fritos-Breaded Chicken Sandwich with Sriracha Aioli

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Posted by drewbert (2619 posts) -

Now you too can make your own Fritos-crusted Lunchtime Snack for Lunatics, as featured prominently in the most recent I Love Mondays! Also, you can sound totally awesome by adding anything to mayo and calling it an "aioli." Try it!

I adapted this creation from a chicken fingers recipe I found in a great gluten-free cookbook (I'm allergic to gluten) called Cooking For Isaiah. It has quickly become my go-to lunch, simply because it's so quick and easy to make, and because I don't mind eating the same thing four days in a row. On to the alchemy!

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Cut two chicken breasts in half, lengthwise, so you have four flat, wide pieces of chicken.
  • Crush a whole 10oz bag of Fritos (I use a meat tenderizer, because it's fun) and pour the result into a large bowl.
  • Add some black pepper to the bowl (I like pepper, so I add about a teaspoon).
  • In another large bowl, beat three eggs.
  • Grease a baking sheet.
  • Take a piece of chicken and dip it in the Fritos, then into the eggs, then back into the Fritos (get as many as you can on there).
  • Place the chicken onto the baking sheet, then repeat for the rest of the chicken pieces.
  • Put the baking sheet in the oven for 20 min (or until the chicken is fully cooked).

Once it's cooked, I put all the chicken in a container in the fridge. Each morning, I slather mayo on some (gluten-free) bread, apply a liberal amount of sriracha, put the chicken on, and wrap the whole thing up in foil. When I get to the office, I put it in the fridge until lunchtime when I take it out and reheat it in the toaster oven. It's just that easy!

For the health-conscious, I calculated the nutrition facts for each chicken slab (your bread and mayo may vary):

  • Calories: 605
  • Total Fat: 32g
  • (Saturated Fat): 4.5g
  • (Polyunsaturated Fat): 7g
  • (Monounsaturated Fat): 15g
  • Cholesterol: 210mg
  • Sodium: 575mg
  • Potassium: 1165mg
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • (Fiber): 2.5g
  • (Sugar): 1g
  • Protein: 35g

Here's just the Fritos (2.5oz):

  • Calories: 400
  • Total Fat: 25g
  • (Saturated Fat): 2.5g
  • (Polyunsaturated Fat): 6g
  • (Monounsaturated Fat): 12g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 425mg
  • Potassium: 875mg
  • Carbohydrates: 37.5g
  • (Fiber): 0g
  • (Sugar): 0g
  • Protein: 5g

And here's a Big Mac:

  • Calories: 550
  • Total Fat: 29g
  • (Saturated Fat): 10g
  • (Trans Fat): 1g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Sodium: 970mg
  • Potassium: 0mg
  • Carbohydrates: 46g
  • (Fiber): 3g
  • (Sugar): 9g
  • Protein: 25g

... maybe I should ease up on the Fritos.

#1 Edited by drewbert (2619 posts) -

Now you too can make your own Fritos-crusted Lunchtime Snack for Lunatics, as featured prominently in the most recent I Love Mondays! Also, you can sound totally awesome by adding anything to mayo and calling it an "aioli." Try it!

I adapted this creation from a chicken fingers recipe I found in a great gluten-free cookbook (I'm allergic to gluten) called Cooking For Isaiah. It has quickly become my go-to lunch, simply because it's so quick and easy to make, and because I don't mind eating the same thing four days in a row. On to the alchemy!

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Cut two chicken breasts in half, lengthwise, so you have four flat, wide pieces of chicken.
  • Crush a whole 10oz bag of Fritos (I use a meat tenderizer, because it's fun) and pour the result into a large bowl.
  • Add some black pepper to the bowl (I like pepper, so I add about a teaspoon).
  • In another large bowl, beat three eggs.
  • Grease a baking sheet.
  • Take a piece of chicken and dip it in the Fritos, then into the eggs, then back into the Fritos (get as many as you can on there).
  • Place the chicken onto the baking sheet, then repeat for the rest of the chicken pieces.
  • Put the baking sheet in the oven for 20 min (or until the chicken is fully cooked).

Once it's cooked, I put all the chicken in a container in the fridge. Each morning, I slather mayo on some (gluten-free) bread, apply a liberal amount of sriracha, put the chicken on, and wrap the whole thing up in foil. When I get to the office, I put it in the fridge until lunchtime when I take it out and reheat it in the toaster oven. It's just that easy!

For the health-conscious, I calculated the nutrition facts for each chicken slab (your bread and mayo may vary):

  • Calories: 605
  • Total Fat: 32g
  • (Saturated Fat): 4.5g
  • (Polyunsaturated Fat): 7g
  • (Monounsaturated Fat): 15g
  • Cholesterol: 210mg
  • Sodium: 575mg
  • Potassium: 1165mg
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • (Fiber): 2.5g
  • (Sugar): 1g
  • Protein: 35g

Here's just the Fritos (2.5oz):

  • Calories: 400
  • Total Fat: 25g
  • (Saturated Fat): 2.5g
  • (Polyunsaturated Fat): 6g
  • (Monounsaturated Fat): 12g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 425mg
  • Potassium: 875mg
  • Carbohydrates: 37.5g
  • (Fiber): 0g
  • (Sugar): 0g
  • Protein: 5g

And here's a Big Mac:

  • Calories: 550
  • Total Fat: 29g
  • (Saturated Fat): 10g
  • (Trans Fat): 1g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Sodium: 970mg
  • Potassium: 0mg
  • Carbohydrates: 46g
  • (Fiber): 3g
  • (Sugar): 9g
  • Protein: 25g

... maybe I should ease up on the Fritos.

#2 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -

Looked delicious in the ILM video.
Thanks Drew, I will be trying this out at my earliest convenience!

#3 Posted by muthachugga (46 posts) -

Sweet

#4 Posted by Aegon (5759 posts) -

Wow, that quest is now complete. Thanks.

#5 Posted by GuardianKnux (260 posts) -

Fritos chickos locos!

#6 Posted by MethodMan008 (824 posts) -

Awesome! Thanks Drew.

I'm terrible at cooking but I keep trying, so I will add this to the list.

#7 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

You magnificent son of a bitch.

#8 Posted by buzz_clik (7011 posts) -

I'm getting married on Feb 1; as soon as Feb 2 happens, I'm so getting one of these bad boys into my guts.

Yer the best/worst, Drew. Thanks, mate.

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#9 Posted by itspizza (443 posts) -

Replace Fritos with something like Sun Chips and it would probably be more healthy

#10 Posted by artofwar420 (6299 posts) -

to Fred Meyer!

#11 Posted by Bubba (14 posts) -

Thats an awesome recipe. Have you tried using other chips other than Fritos? Dorritos?

#12 Posted by granderojo (1792 posts) -

As a former cook I'll add. Make sure to cook your chicken to at least 160 degrees. I totally make this sandwich too, except I use creamcheese instead of mayo. Awesome sandwich!

#13 Posted by HmmJustABox (29 posts) -

I will be making one these this weekend. Thanks Drew!

#14 Posted by cooljammer00 (2000 posts) -

We were worried for your health but it seems like this is actually a healthier alternative for you due to your allergies.

#15 Posted by shotodrag (38 posts) -

Getting my own place soon, and this will definitely be on the menu. Lunch for work for every day in the future has now been taken care of!

#16 Posted by BBAlpert (1554 posts) -
It's not a great Drew (or even a good one, really), but I was trying to work quickly.
#17 Posted by Demoskinos (15091 posts) -

Man Drew even going out of your way to add the nutritional stats. What a damn sweetheart. =)

#18 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Hey, I thought this was going to be deep fried. Awesome.

#19 Posted by Bishna (334 posts) -

@Aegon said:

Wow, that quest is now complete. Thanks.

Haha, same here. Also, 17g of saturated fat, I am pretty sure if I ate one of these in my current shape I would die.

#20 Posted by Getz (3137 posts) -

A+

#21 Posted by TheHT (11664 posts) -

can i add mayo to mayo and call it aioli?

also, and more seriously, have you experimented with differently flavoured fritos?

and a warning to others, don't mispell fritos as frotis on google. :(

#22 Posted by DrWhat (290 posts) -

aw yeah.

#23 Posted by 49th (2813 posts) -

It definately looked really nice in the video but I don't think I could bring myself to coat chicken in Fritos and eat it more than once a month.

#24 Posted by ChinaDontCare (111 posts) -

YUMmY

#25 Posted by SuperTess (142 posts) -

This is amazing. And slightly frightening. And I think I may have to give it a whirl sometime. My husband has a gluten allergy too, I'll have to see if my library system has that book.

#26 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1262 posts) -

That sounds delicious. I want to try this soon. Thanks Drew!

#27 Posted by JJBSterling (210 posts) -

Is there anything Drew can't do?

#28 Posted by wumbo3000 (998 posts) -

"It's just that easy!"

Wow Drew, tell me more! Do you set it and forget it as well?!

Kidding aside, this actually looks delicious.

#29 Posted by John1912 (1926 posts) -

Lol 400 calories....

#30 Posted by pweidman (2349 posts) -

Just too awesome Drew.

And you calculated the nutrition info....and that's just how you do. :)))

Now just add the exercise info on how to justify and balance the calorie intake please. :D

#31 Posted by Rattle618 (1463 posts) -
  I will leave here the same question that I left on the I love mondays post cause it remains unanswered: 
Do you think it would be ok with Doritos? Cause I cant get Fritos here, if the answer is no what do you think might be a good substitute? Maybe I cant get the same brand of stuff but I might find the same thing under a different name. Thanks!
#32 Posted by marbleCmoney (488 posts) -

Cool. Thanks, Drew!

#33 Posted by natetodamax (19216 posts) -

I gotta try this.

#34 Edited by skelington_ (292 posts) -

Okay, so what's the British equivalent to Fritos? Are they an American crisp? Also i have no idea what Sriracha is, either. Other than those two sticking points, i'm ready to go!

EDIT: Somehow i forgot Google existed. All good now! So Doritos and generic hot chili sauce as substitutes. Thanks for the recipe, Drew!

#35 Posted by crcruz3 (293 posts) -

When I finished watching the video I called my wife and asked: Can you do this? She did.

Thanks Drew, you're great!

#36 Posted by skelington_ (292 posts) -

@crcruz3 said:

When I finished watching the video I called my wife and asked: Can you do this? She did.

Oh man i totally need to get me one of those.

...

A wife, i mean - not the sandwich.

#37 Edited by RetroVirus (1486 posts) -

My Mom has a gluten allergy too! I should let her know about that cookbook. Thanks Drew! All I'd have to buy to make this is some fritos. Looks like I know what I'm doing this weekend...

#38 Posted by Pazy (2601 posts) -

I have no access to Frito's, I will substitute Pringles.

#39 Posted by RollingZeppelin (2069 posts) -

I'm literally salivating right now.

#40 Posted by heatDrive88 (2380 posts) -

@skelington_ said:

Okay, so what's the British equivalent to Fritos? Are they an American crisp? Also i have no idea what Sriracha is, either. Other than those two sticking points, i'm ready to go!

EDIT: Somehow i forgot Google existed. All good now! So Doritos and generic hot chili sauce as substitutes. Thanks for the recipe, Drew!

Any corn chip should do. Doritos might be tricky because they are dusted with that cheese flavouring. To be close to Fritos, it's just a salted corn chip.

As for Sriracha sauce, it's actually quite a specific taste. It's flavor is quite sweet and spicy. It's very common in Asian cuisine - you can usually even find it at any Asian supermarket or even any larger supermarket chain if they have an Asian foods aisle. Look for a bottle with a Rooster on it that looks like this:

#41 Posted by pyromagnestir (4333 posts) -

Mmmmm... I wish I'd had one of those for dinner...

#42 Posted by skelington_ (292 posts) -

@heatDrive88: Right, right... pretty light on Asian supermarkets around here, but if it's a sweet and spicy hot sauce, i think the most suitable replacement would be this Thai sauce i can reliably obtain called Maggi. I'll have a snoop around the bigger stores around here just in case they stock Sriracha (thank you for the picture) though. Hm, yes i guess the flavouring on Doritos might destabilise the flavour a bit... perhaps something simpler.

#43 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Thanks Drew! :)

#44 Edited by mintyice (190 posts) -

I made this yesterday for lunch but I didn't have Fritos. Instead I used Tostitos which are fairly flavorless but added a nice texture. The mayo/sriracha is a must because I find chicken to be fairly dry. Also, I used a hamburger bun instead of slices of bread. I'd like to experiment doing this with some other chip varieties like spicier Doritos, etc.

A+++ would recommend.

#45 Posted by KittyVonDoom (445 posts) -

Thanks Drew. This needs to be a video.

#46 Posted by EarthBowl (164 posts) -

Great Recipe Drew, you truly are a man of many talents.

#47 Posted by DizzyMedal (400 posts) -

I hope gluten-free bread in the US is a lot better than the stuff they trot out here :( ... but the rest of this sounds delicious, hopefully I can try it out sometime next week.

#48 Posted by MikkaQ (10329 posts) -

@drewbert: Excellent! I can't wait to make this.

Would you also be willing, by any chance, to share your A-10c Warthog cheat sheets? Trying to learn the sim myself and those look really helpful.

#49 Posted by heatDrive88 (2380 posts) -
#50 Posted by GnomeonFire (776 posts) -

It looked delicious, I want to make this so bad.

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