Typically viewed as empty carbs or unhealthy junk food, the popular cheese puff snack Cheetos are a guilty pleasure for kids and adults alike. The distinctly fluorescent orange dust that coats the crunchy snack is universally recognizable. Aside from stuffing a handful in your mouth though, it would seem there's no other way to enjoy the popular chip...right?
Wrong! It turns out, with this clever recipe, you can add a flavorful little twist to your fried chicken using a bag of Cheetos. Grinding up Cheetos and using them as a crumb batter for fried chicken might seem like an unusual idea, but it's really based on a simple concept. Taking any sort of carb: chips, bread or even cereal, you can turn it into the crunchy exterior for your fried chicken as a creative alternative. You can spice up your chicken with a bit of nacho flavor using a bag of Doritos or add an irresistibly sweet crunch with some Frosted Flakes. Whatever you decide, the basic premise is outlined in this recipe - just substitute the Cheetos with whatever you'd like!
Try this out and let us know what you think in the comments below! Also, if you used an alternative to Cheetos, let us know how it turned out!