Kurkure Crusted Chicken Tenders (Baked)

Not familiar with Kurkure? no worries.

its basically an Indian version of Cheetos, very popular snack in the Indian sub-continent areas. While growing up, this was my favorite snack at school, after school, when I was hungry, bored..actually it still is one of my favorite go-to snack..i know, i know its not the best thing to snack on.. but the crunchy, spicy combination makes it very irresistible to exercise portion control and stow the bag away..

While I was at a Indian grocery store few days ago, I grabbed few bags of different flavors of Kurkure and I have been Kurkure high since then! Bad, Bad, Bad.. 

well, only snacking on it was not enough; one of my friend and I came up with this brilliant idea of crushing Kurkure into bread crumb like consistency to make chicken tenders! And voila!!

Kurkure Crusted Chicken Tenders
Makes: 2 portions  

1 bag original Kurkure, crushed finely (may use other flavors)
1 lb chicken tenderloins, cut into halves lengthwise
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
salt and pepper
cooking oil spray

-Preheat the oven to 375F
-In a medium heat, stir fry the chicken with some salt and pepper for 5-8  minutes or until all sides are lightly seared and allow it to cool for few minutes
-Beat eggs lightly and combine with milk 
-Set up a breading station with flour, egg+ milk, and crushed kurkure in three separate bowls
-Dredge the chicken tenders in flour, followed by egg+milk mixture, and bread it with crushed Kurkure
-Place the breaded chicken tenders in a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper, sprayed with cooking oil and let it bake for 15-18 minutes, flipping it once 
-Serve it with your choice of sauce (I used low-fat ranch & Valentina’s hot sauce)

The tenders were pretty crispy on the outside & stayed juicy on the inside. Stir-frying them before baking was a good idea because it kept the chicken very moist. Spicy flavors of Kurkure was very prominent and dipping them with ranch + hot sauce made one delicious combination.  

its great for appetizer or dinner (in our case).. we were both very impressed with the little experiment..and emptied the plate in less than ten minutes, …craving for some more!  


  1. says

    OMG! I am ADDICTED to Kurkure – I stock up every time I got to the Indian store here hahaha. (which luckily for me isn’t that much :P). So so good. Will have to try this 😀

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