Not Just for Snacking!

A couple of weeks ago, I recieved a lovely package from Frito Lay! There was all kinds of goodies – most of which just happened to be some of my families favorite snack products! There were the good old Classic Lays Potato Chips, Tostidos Scoops! Tortilla Chips, Fritos Original Corn Chips, Tostidos Medium Salsa, and Salsa Con Queso! Needless to say, everyone in my family were pretty excited and these snacks were devoured within a few days!

There was one snack however, that we had never tried before – Baked! Lays Southwestern Ranch Potato Chips! I’ve had regular Baked! Lays before, but had never heard of this flavor! We were all pretty excited to try it!

Baked! Lays Southwestern Ranch Flavored Potato Chips

Overall Score: 4/5

These chips were a big hit in my house! As with the other Baked Lays products, these chips are light and not greasy.  The Ranch flavor isn’t just those annoying seasonings on top of the chips that usually end up all over your fingers,  it is baked right into the chip itself so the flavor really lasts on your palate.  The ranch flavor is present at your first bite but then because the spices are baked in you get hit slightly in the back of your throat with a kick of the red pepper blend.  They are baked, not fried so you definately don’t have the guilt if you eat most of the bag!

After trying these chips, I thought it would be fun to use them in a recipe! Here’s what I came up with:

Southwestern Potato Crusted Tenders


  • 1 1/2 lbs – 2 lbs Chicken Tenderloins or chicken cut into thin strips
  • 1 1/2 cups  Baked Lays Southwestern Ranch Potato Chips
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (I used homemade [RECIPE TO COME!] but this can easily be substituted with sour cream, mayo, ranch dressing, or your most common egg/milk mixture!)


Place chips in a bag, and crush into crumbs. Once fully crushed, transfer to a plate. Spoon yogurt onto another plate.

Dip the chicken pieces first in the yogurt and then dredge in the potato chips. Get them as covered as possible.

Once coated in the chips, place in a 9×13 greased baking sheet.

Put in oven for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees.

MMMM… these were sooo good! Crunchy and flavorful from the Southwestern Ranch Chips! I served these along side some baked sweet potato fries and some sweet corn! It was a really great meal!

Any leftovers would be great cut up on top of Nachos – Just layer Tostidos Scoops!, the chicken, and shredded cheese, and pop in the microwave for a couple minutes until the cheese had melted! You could even serve the nachos with Tostidos Salsa or Salsa Con Queso too!


As for the other products:

My mom loves Fritos – especially along side a good horseradish dip! And the Classic Lays paired with a yummy sandwich! My dad loves the salsa paired with the Scoops!, or with a good plate of cheesy Nachos!

My brother loves it when I make him his favorite Philly Cheese Steak Quesadilla – he dips it in the Salsa Con Queso…

…and of course has some Scoops! on the side!

For the Quesadilla, all I do is cook up some Philly Cheese Steak meat on the stove top, then layer it in between two flour tortillas with lots of shredded cheese! Then I just pop it into the microwave for two minutes, and it’s done! He also likes it with pepperoni inside too! What can I say.. my brother loves his meat and cheese!


One response to “Not Just for Snacking!

  1. great pictures too.

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