Doritos Fried Chicken
So last week my wife decided to try a wheat-free diet in an effort to clear up a few lingering health issues and shed a few pounds in the process. She tore through the book Wheat Belly in much the same way that I dispatch with a loaf of Italian bread. As she relayed some of the main points of the book to me I figured I’d give the wheat-free thing a try as well. What’s the harm? It’s only three weeks and at the very least I may change some of my poor eating habits and lose some of the extra 12 pounds I’ve been carrying around since tearing my Achilles tendon last year.
I must say that going wheat-free has generally been easier than I anticipated. It’s been over a week and my only cheat to this point was taking a bite of my daughter’s pizza at my nieces’ birthday party last weekend. The pizza was delicious but I quickly returned to the carrot sticks and hummus without any further transgressions.
The one thing that I was craving was Doritos. I just sort of assumed that Doritos, as nearly all junk foods contain some level of wheat, were off limits. I did a quick search on the Doritos web site and was pleased to discover that the recipe was changed a few years back and that wheat has been removed from the ingredients list for Nacho Cheese Doritos (other flavor varieties still contain wheat). The next day when my wife voiced her desire to devour copious amounts of fried chicken, and her obvious disappointment that such an endeavor would violate her wheat-free pledge, I was struck with a rare moment of genius: Doritos Fried Chicken!
Well, why the hell not?
The next day I came home from work to find my lovely bride at the stove laboring over a pan of…you guessed it, Doritos Fried Chicken.
She crumbled the Doritos into a bag (basically creating Doritos flour), dredged the chicken in egg, and then tossed it into the bag of delicious crumbles. In an instant she created a new family favorite recipe and solidified her standing as Wife of the Year.
Doritos Fried Chicken may not be the healthiest wheat-free recipe you’ll read this week but it will be the most delicious.