Recipe: Flamin' Hot Cheetos Fried Chicken Bites — Recipes from The Kitchn

If you’re a fan of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and love the crunch of crispy fried chicken, prepare yourself for the deliciousness that is easy, cheesy, spicy Hot Cheeto chicken bites. After just one bite, you’ll understand why they have a cult following.

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos might seem like a gimmicky ingredient, but it’s actually sort of ingenious. You’ll be surprised and delighted by the cheesy, spicy flavor and crisp-tender texture they bring to the fried chicken. And thanks to a smart pantry staple, this recipe doesn’t require that messy three-step breading process. Here’s how to make Flamin’ Hot Cheetos fried chicken bites at home.