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Cheese Puff Chicken

You'll never not fry your chicken in potato chips and cheese puffs after this recipe inspired by Bravo's Top Chef #LastChanceKitchen with Hidden Valley Ranch! Check out LCK here:

Servings: 4–6


  • 4 cups cheese puffs or curls
  • 2 cups kettle-cooked potato chips
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Hidden Valley® Ranch Seasoning Mix packet
  • ¾ cup Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 pound chicken tenderloin
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable oil


  • Bib lettuce, 6 leaves
  • Sriracha
  • Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges


  1. In a food processor, blend cheese curls and kettle chips until the texture of bread crumbs is achieved, then place in a shallow dish.

  2. In another bowl, mix flour and the Hidden Valley® Ranch Seasoning Mix.

  3. In a third bowl, whisk together Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing and milk.

  4. Season chicken tenders with salt and pepper.

  5. One at a time, dredge seasoned chicken in the seasoned flour, then dip in the ranch mixture, and finally coat in the crumbs.

  6. Pour oil in a pan until it coats the bottom and is about ½-inch deep, then heat on medium.

  7. Place chicken in the oil and cook in batches for about 3–3 ½ minutes per side until brown and cooked through.

  8. To assemble, place the chicken tender in a lettuce cup, drizzle with Sriracha and Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing, then top with cilantro and a squeeze of lime.

  9. Enjoy!