Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Chicken Sandwich Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by MythicalChefJosh via Instagram


I love any recipe that includes Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. This Flamin’ Hot Cheetos chicken sandwich tutorial on YouTube by Mythical Kitchen looks fiery crispy red and reminds me of Nashville Hot Chicken. However, it’s probably a different flavor, but similar concept with the ingredients inside. I like the idea that using Flamin’ Hot Cheetos is the new “breadcrumbs.” This recipe is something I really want to try out because I always have a bag of Hot Cheetos in my pantry, and I have no shame about that. Overall, I love seeing what unique recipes Mythical Kitchen comes out with next.




  • 1 bag Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
  • 1 cup + ½ cup of flour
  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup hot sauce
  • ¼ cup whole milk

Slaw & Sauce:

  • ½ head of cabbage
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt

Comeback sauce:

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp creole mustard
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder

Fry & Assemble:

  • 1 plate coated chicken thighs
  • 1 bowl Cheeto crumbs
  • 1 quart vegetable oil
  • 1 bowl slaw
  • 1 bowl comeback sauce
  • 12 large slices dill pickles
  • 4 hamburger buns (or Kaiser rolls)


First, cover the chicken in plastic wrap then gently beat the crap out of it with an old hot sauce bottle (or meat mallet) until it is evenly thick all the way ‘round. Season the chicken with salt and let it sit uncovered in the fridge for at least an hour or up to 12 hours.

Flamin' Hot Cheetos Chicken Sandwich Recipe
Image by Mythical Kitchen via YouTube

Then, heat oil over medium heat to 325 degrees in a large cast-iron pan (or use a deep fryer if you got one). You want the oil to be at least one-inch deep if using a pan. Remove the coated chicken thighs from the fridge and give it one last dredge in the Cheeto crumbs, just to be safe. Toast the buns and assemble with pickles, comeback sauce, and slaw.

Flamin' Hot Cheetos Chicken Sandwich Recipe
Image by Mythical Kitchen via YouTube

In conclusion, I love watching Mythical Chef Josh. He’s a great chef and entertainer. I love the idea of having Hot Cheetos as the side. I can’t wait to try this recipe out.

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