Gluten Free Corn Tortilla Crumbs Recipe – Bread Crumb Substitute

Your body cannot live on rice alone. Adding a little corn in your diet keeps your digestive tract working. So, try making this homemade corn tortilla bread crumbs recipe and save yourself some money as well. I used it in my new recipe for Mexican-Style Chicken Parmesan (recipe coming soon). It was delicious and the chicken turned out quite crispy.

Stay tuned in for my gluten free Tex-Mex Breaded Chicken and Mexican-Style Chicken Parmesan recipes.

Corn Tortilla Bread Crumbs Recipe

Whether you're on a budget or just want a stone ground corn flavor to your breading or both, this easy recipe will get you there. Your breaded foods will turn out crisper too!
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Ingredient Keyword corn tortillas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 enough to cover 4 breast halves


  • 8 gluten free 100% corn tortillas from Costco
  • Salt to taste
  • Gluten free oil spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 275ºF with a shelf in the center.
  2. Using kitchen scissors or a knife, cut/slice the tortillas in strips and then in tiny squares/rectangles. Over a baking sheet, rub them between your hands so that half of them crumbles. Spray them with oil and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the toasted tortillas to the bowl of a food processor. Add salt and run process them about 2 minutes or until them finely ground.
  4. Use them in place of gluten free bread crumbs.

    Breaded Raw Chicken Using Toasted Corn Tortilla Crumbs on a Raw Chicken Breast
  5. They fry up nice and crispy.

    Fried Breaded Chicken Using Corn Tortilla Crumbs

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