3piece Crispy Chicken and Fries Box

How to make 3 piece Crispy Chicken 

Del Taco’s 3pc.Crispy Chicken and Fries Box features 3 pieces of crispy chicken strips layered over Crinkle-Cut Fries and paired with your choice of dipping sauce (creamy habanero, creamy ranch, or chipotle), packaged conveniently in a box. So, lets discuss here how to make 3 piece Crispy Chicken.


If you want to prepare this recipe at home, you can follow the below recipe. But before preparing the menu, you need to arrange the ingredients so that you won’t face any further hassles during the preparation process.


We have divided the ingredients into two parts; one for crispy chicken preparation and the other for the crinkle cut fries. You should arrange these ingredients, if you want to prepare this recipe on your own.

For Crispy Chicken Preparation

  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups crispy rice cereal, coarsely crushed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders

For Crinkle cut fries

  •  4 pounds russet or Idaho potatoes, peeled
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

Chicken Strips Preparation

  1. To prepare crispy chicken strips, first pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Then lightly grease a baking dish.
  2. Add butter in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, add the crushed cereal, flour, and seasoning blend. Mix all the ingredients well.
  3. First dip chicken tenders in the butter, then press the dipped chicken in the cereal mixture so that it coats the chicken evenly. 
  4. Arrange the chicken strips in the prepared baking dish. Drizzle with the remaining butter.
  5. Bake the chicken for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the chicken becomes golden brown.
  6. Your favourite crispy chicken strips are ready.

Crinkle Cut Fries Preparation

  1. To make crinkle cut fries, cut potatoes into 1/2-inch-wide strips with a waffle cutter.
  2. Place a frying pan in gas stove over low-medium heat. Add vegetable oil to a depth of 4 inches. When the oil is warm, gently add the potatoes potato strips, in batches. Cook them over low-medium heat until the potatoes become lightly golden, but not brown, which will take approximately 4 to 5 minutes per batch. Drain the potato strips on paper towels.
  3. Sprinkle with salt, and your crinkle cut fries are ready

To Assemble

To assemble the crispy chicken box in Del Taco style. Place the crinkle cut fries on a plate and place chicken strips over it. Serve hot and fresh with sauce of your choice or Del Taco’s suggested dipping sauce (creamy habanero, creamy ranch, or chipotle)

Nutrition Facts


  • Serving Size Weight: 271g
  • Calories (kcal): 750
  • Calories from Fat (kcal): 550
  • Fat (g): 61
  • Saturated Fat (g): 11
  • Trans Fat (g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 90
  • Sodium (mg): 1390
  • Carbohydrates (g): 32
  • Dietary Fiber (g): 2
  • Total Sugars (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 19
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 0%



  • Serving Size Weight: 271g
  • Calories (kcal): 700
  • Calories from Fat (kcal): 490
  • Fat (g): 55
  • Saturated Fat (g): 10
  • Trans Fat (g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 70
  • Sodium (mg): 1270
  • Carbohydrates (g): 32
  • Dietary Fiber (g): 2
  • Total Sugars (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 19
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 0%



  • Serving Size Weight: 271g
  • Calories (kcal): 690
  • Calories from Fat (kcal): 480
  • Fat (g): 53
  • Saturated Fat (g): 9
  • Trans Fat (g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 80
  • Sodium (mg): 132
  • Carbohydrates (g): 33
  • Dietary Fiber (g): 2
  • Total Sugars (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 21
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 0%


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Nutritional Facts source:Del Taco



Posted on August 13, 2020

The basic box comes with three strips and a medium portion of Del Taco’s famous crinkle cut fries. There’s also a range of dipping sauces provided, but sadly the restaurant forgot my selection as part of this order so I can’t report back 

Anyway, how is the new Del Taco Crispy chicken you ask? The first thing you notice about the all new is the golden fried exterior. The battered coating on these chicken strips is relatively thin compared to some of their peers. I kinda like this, some of the heavier battered chicken strips out there lend themselves to portions of all batter, no chicken. There’s no risk of that here.

Most disappointing about these however was the chicken itself. As you can see from the shots below, these aren’t chicken breast strips. They’re more nugget like in nature, spongey and elastic when bent or compressed:


SEP 8, 2020

Review: Del Taco - Crispy Chicken Strips


Del Taco's Crispy Chicken Strips features crispy-fried boneless chicken breast strips with black pepper.


I bought them as part of the 3-Piece Crispy Chicken & Fries Box for $4, which includes three chicken strips, crinkle-cut fries, and a choice of dipping sauce for $4 and chose chipotle sauce for dipping.


Rather than cut strips of chicken, these appear to be formed strips of ground meat as they have that smoother texture and were fairly moist.


The breading on the outside offered enough for a thin, slightly grainy coat all around. It was only sporadically crispy, which made them feel a bit like school cafeteria chicken strips or something you might bake at home.


Flavor-wise, the chicken strips were quite neutral, which is ideal for dipping but a little plain otherwise with just salt, chicken, and just a hint of black pepper. Fortunately, the chipotle sauce offered up a nice, tasty combination of smoky, creamy, sweet, salty, and savory that was somewhat reminiscent of the special sauce at Raising Cane's. It also went well with the fries, which were crisp and not too salty.


Overall, Del Taco's Crispy Chicken Strips fall upon the low-end of the fast food chicken strip spectrum. They're pretty plain and not all that crispy but maybe . Still, the $4 combo is plenty cheap, filling, and convenient. Also, they might hit the spot if you're feeling a bit nostalgic for the school cafeteria.


The Most Popular Queries

Can I bake the crinkle cut fries instead of frying them?

Ans: Yes, you can bake them in oven until they become crispy, instead of frying them in oil. Frying makes the fries oily and adds more calories. If you want to avoid calories and make it all healthy, you can avoid frying them. 


Which sauce should I choose with Crispy Chicken Box?

Ans: You can choose any of the three sauces that Del Taco restaurant offers to its foodie fans. However, if you are checking on the calories, we will suggest you to avoid habanero sauce as crispy chicken box with habanero sauce has  the highest calorie counts; i.e. 750 calories.

Latest News

Del Taco goes sweet and smoky with its new Honey Chipotle BBQ Crispy Chicken

Lake Forest, CA – March 23, 2020 – Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO), the nation’s second largest Mexican quick service restaurant*, continues to lead the category in crispy chicken innovation with the sweet, tangy smokiness of Honey Chipotle BBQ sauce. While other quick service brands have introduced just a single sandwich during the crispy chicken wars, Del Taco’s new Honey Chipotle BBQ Taco and Epic Burrito bring the total to 11 unique and delicious new crispy chicken items introduced since July 2020, Del Taco reports.


For a limited time, the new sauce flavour will be available on the following items:


• $1 Honey Chipotle BBQ Crispy Chicken Taco features Crispy chicken strip, crisp lettuce, freshly grated cheddar cheese, and sweet honey chipotle BBQ sauce in a warm flour tortilla. This menu is available on Del’$ Dollar Deal$ Menu.


• $5 Epic Honey Chipotle BBQ Crispy Chicken & Bacon Burrito includes crispy chicken strips, crispy bacon, crisp lettuce, fresh diced tomatoes, crunchy tortilla strips, sweet honey chipotle BBQ and creamy ranch wrapped in a warm, oversized flour tortilla.


• $4.49 Honey Chipotle BBQ Bacon Ranch Loaded Fries features crinkle cut fries topped with sweet honey chipotle BBQ sauce, creamy ranch, seasoned beef, crisp bacon, freshly grated cheese, diced onions, and chopped cilantro.


• $4 3 pc. Crispy Chicken & Fries Box features crinkle Cut Fries, 3 Crispy Chicken Strips, Dipping Sauce: Ranch, Chipotle, Habanero or New Honey Chipotle BBQ.

“Crispy chicken strips and BBQ sauce are a classic combination that Americans love,” said Tim Hackbardt, Del Taco’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We added our Del Taco twist to it with sweet honey and a smoky chipotle flavor you won’t be able to find in a taco or burrito at any other major Mexican quick service restaurant brand. We look forward to guests falling in love with this sweet and savory sauce, whether it’s on our $1 Crispy Chicken Taco, drizzled over our Bacon Ranch Loaded Fries, devoured in an affordable fast casual sized $5 Epic Crispy Chicken & Bacon Burrito, or simply for dipping with our Crispy Chicken & Famous Crinkle Cut Fries Box.”