Monday, August 1, 2011

Chips and Salsa Chicken

My family and left-overs don't go well together. My husband doesn't want to come home to what he calls "instant replay" and I think he has passed that sentiment down to my children.

I, on the other hand, don't like pitching left-overs, so I cleverly work them into new dishes. I don't waste good food and, more importantly, my family enjoys what they believe is a completely different meal. It's a perfect win-win situation. Plus, as a result, I have developed a gift of improvisation... especially when dealing with left overs. I could come up with a list of dishes here but instead I will share just one of my favorites: the Chip and Salsa Chicken.

With football season about to begin, I'm sure there's a chance that those ginormous-sized chips will be left on the table overnight and will become rather stale.  So here's a great way to re-use them.

Chips and Salsa Chicken
1 pack of chicken
Tostitos chunky salsa medium
Tostitos Tortilla chips
Salt and pepper to taste

Pre-heat over at 375 degrees F
Season chicken with salt and pepper.  Bake it for 20 minutes. 
Brush the salsa all over the chicken and bake for another 10 minutes.
Take the chicken out again and brush another layer of salsa, and then roll it over the tostitos crumbs.
Bake for 20 minutes or until  chicken is cooked.

Great fo dinner or great to go with your cerveza.  I hope you are having a great Monday!


  1. Wow, Malou! What a genius idea for the salsa and chips chicken. Absolutely loving it. Looks super yummy!!!

  2. Great for pulutan. Maybe if we use chicken wings instead kaya? Love i as always.

  3. My hubby will love this for sure. I'm definite!

  4. I'm drooling looking at these crispy chicken... Yum!

  5. Wow, someone is really getting up close and personal with those chickens (literally speaking)! Ha ha! Hey, really nice close up and detailed shots. Makes me hungry!

    Have a great week!

    ~ ray ~

  6. What a creative way to use leftovers Malou...a definite hit at football parties for sure :)

  7. Wow, Malou, you are definitely on a roll! Thank you for sharing this. Another gift that you have: improvisation.

    Juanchito is still on the chicken wings mode and once he gets tired of it, I'll make one of your chicken dishes.

  8. Malou, what a clever way to whip up something new ! I totally get what you mean when the guys do not want a "replay" of the meals. So yes, this salsa chicken is a savvy way to infuse "newness" to it all. Bravo! Must do this next time we have those "L.O.'s"

  9. Oh - this is fun! My family would gobble this up. Leftovers are the next day's lunch. Husband-person takes them and and the kids will do the same. (But - they're in college and grad school).

  10. What an innovative way to mix up leftovers – a very crispy chicken indeed! And LOL to "instant replay”

  11. Great idea, Malou! It's always nice to be able to recreate something wonderful from leftovers!


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