This is one of the easiest chicken recipes you will ever eat. It is a great alternative to fried chicken, since it is baked with just a bit of olive oil as opposed to fried in lots of vegetable oil. I enjoy serving it with Cheesy Baked Grits.
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (alternately you could use bone-in drumsticks or thighs)
salt and pepper
2 cups cornflakes cereal
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp water
Preheat oven to 400F. Rinse and dry the chicken. Cut into 2-3 oz chunks and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Now comes the fun part: measure out the cornflakes.
Pour into a plastic bag.
Now... crush 'em!
Pour the crushed cornflakes into the bowl and add the olive oil. Sprinkle a little cayenne pepper in as well.
Stir cornflake mixture together and set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and water.
One at a time, dip the chicken pieces in the egg.
Then roll the egg-coated pieces into the cornflake mixture, pressing gently to coat.
Spray a cooking sheet with Pam and place the chicken pieces on top.
Bake for about 30 minutes, until the coating is slightly browned and the chicken is cooked through.