3 Basic Ingredients are all it takes to make these Taki Chicken Bites. If you want to step out of the box of a classic breaded chicken, give this chicken bite Takis recipe a try! These bites are a little spicy, but not too bad at all.
These Taki bites carry some kick, so be ready for it. You can always buy a milder Taki to use. The green bag is the mildest and purple does pack a nice punch of heat.
Taki Chicken Bites
A fun twist to the spicy Cheeto chicken you have seen on the web! This is a great recipe to whip up any day of the week. Or even an afternoon snack if you want.
Why Try This Takis Chicken
- Fun recipe
- Semi- Spicy (not super hot)
- Easy to Make
- 3 ingredients
- Cooks in 15-20 minutes!
How to Make Taki’s Chicken Bites
Full directions and measurements for this recipe are in the printable recipe card below.
Start by mashing up your Takis and make sure they are nice and crumbled. Then pour your crushed Takis into a shallow bowl and set aside.
Then take your chicken and cut it up into pieces, and then mix with mayonnaise until coated.
Press the mayo-covered chicken in the Takis and then place it on a baking sheet.
Bake, as directed until chicken, is fully cooked. Serve with a dipping sauce.
What To Dip In Your Takis Chicken
This is totally up to you if you want a dip or not. Ranch or Blue cheese are two that I recommend giving a go. Or even some plain Greek yogurt to help tame down the spice. Feel free to use whatever sounds best.
Storing Leftover Takis Chicken
So if you happen to have leftovers go right ahead and store them in the fridge. They will store for up to three months. Then just reheat as you would like. It will lose some of the texture once it is chilled off.
To reheat you can warm them up in the microwave or for a crispy texture, go ahead and heat them up in the oven.
You can also freeze any of the chicken for later. Just cook as directed and then freeze for up to three months. Then toss in the oven straight from frozen if you would like.
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Can I Use Any Flavor Of Takis?
Go right ahead and reach for your favorite flavor of Takis. Go ahead and reach for your favorite ones. Or swap with like Spicy Doritos or Flamin Hot Cheetos.
You would essentially batter and bake the same way!
Can I Make This Chicken Bites In An Air Fryer?
You absolutely can make this in the air fryer. Just spritz the outside of them with some cooking oil to help it crisp up a bit. A little mist will do. Air fry at 375 or until your chicken is fully cooked and reaches 165 degrees internally.
- 1.5-2 pounds chicken tenderloins, cut into 1 ½ inch cubes
- 1-2 bags of Takis
- ¾ cup mayonnaise, regular
- Ranch dressing for dipping, if desired
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the Takis in a large resealable plastic bag and seal shut. Using a
rolling pin or mallet, pound the chips until broken into small pieces, but not
- Pour the crushed Takis into a shallow bowl or pie plate and set aside.
- Place cut tenderloins into a medium mixing bowl and mix in mayonnaise until
well coated. Then add to a medium bowl and mix in the mayonnaise until
- Press each chicken piece in the crushed Takis until coated on all sides, and place onto the baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve immediately with optional dipping sauce.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 462Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 337mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 47g