Monday, January 10, 2011

Cornflake Chicken

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.

Cornflake Chicken

serves 4 

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
cayenne pepper
1 egg
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.

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce (ranch, bbq sauce, honey mustard) and Cheesy Baked Grits.

This recipe is featured in Menu Plan 7.


  1. Looks fantastic! I'll have to try this sometime soon after you post the cheesy grits recipe.


  2. Your plate looks so good. I like the menu and that you're having Southern Fried Chicken although the fact that it's easy probably makes it inauthentic. I think it's supposed to be hard to get it right, in fact I've heard of cooks arguing over whether to dip in milk, buttermilk, egg, or nothing but flour. I love your blog. -Judy

  3. I think I have to make that - adding to next week's dinner plan! THanks for the idea!

  4. Making that next week! I am so glad for blog hops allowing people to find new blogs and friends! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I am glad to find yours! I am now following your blog :)