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Cornflake Chicken

Cornflake Chicken is an easy baked chicken breast recipe. Seasoned chicken is coated with a cornflake crust and baked in the oven to make them nice and crispy.

Cornflake Chicken - Easy Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

This is the best baked chicken recipe. The cornflake crumb crust stays crispy because you only put it on top and the mayonnaise makes this a juicy chicken. It taste like fried chicken but is a little healthier. 

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Cornflake Chicken Ingredients

To make this crispy chicken dish, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe below for amounts and directions):

  • Chicken breasts: Boneless skinless chicken is great for this recipe because it can easily be flattened down. You can also use chicken tenders as well.
  • Mayonnaise: The mayonnaise keeps the chicken juicy and tender. You can always substitute it with buttermilk for a slightly healthier option.
  • Plain cornflakes: Just plain cornflakes do the trick for this. They add a wonderful crunchy bite to your chicken in a way that breadcrumbs just won’t do.
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt: I prefer to give the chicken a light coating of salt and pepper before the cornflake coating to make sure that it is properly seasoned. You can always skip this optional step if you want to watch your salt intake.
  • Black Pepper

Easy Baked Chicken Recipe

How to Make Baked Cornflake Chicken

This is an easy chicken dinner – all you have to do is add a crumb crust to the chicken breasts and bake!

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
  2. Tenderize chicken. Pat boneless skinless chicken dry and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place chicken in a plastic bag or wrap in plastic wrap. Flatten chicken by whacking it with a rolling pin or meat tenderizer until it is ½ inch thick on all sides. Set aside.
  3. Make cornflake crust. Mix and crush corn flakes, garlic powder, onion, powder, salt, and pepper together. Spread 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise over the top of each piece of chicken. Coat each piece of chicken in cornflake mixture.
  4. Bake the chicken. Place the chicken in a single layer on a parchment or aluminum foil lined sheet pan or baking sheet. Do not overlap pieces. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes or until chicken has an internal temperature of 165° and juices run clear.
  5. Serve and enjoy! Let chicken rest for 5-7 minutes before cutting. 

Cornflake Chicken

How Do You Keep Breaded Chicken From Getting Soggy In The Oven?

I prefer baked over fried chicken because it is easier to make in my opinion. There are a couple of methods you can use in order to prevent the chicken from becoming soggy in the oven.

  • Even though it sounds strange, spritzing the chicken with a cooking spay (I recommend an olive oil cooking spray). This will help the chicken to crisp up a little faster, keep the cornflakes on the chicken, and keep the chicken from becoming soggy. 
  • Another method that I use to keep my chicken dry for this recipe is to only coat one side of the chicken. When I have coated the chicken in the past with mayo and cornflake mixture, I have found it to be very soggy on the bottom. Coating one side is all it takes with this recipe!

Cornflake Crusted Chicken - Easy Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Storage Instructions

You can store baked cornflake chicken for an additional 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Make sure to store it in an airtight container.

I don’t recommend freezing baked cornflake chicken because the cornflake coating will become soggy once thawed and reheated.

Cornflake Chicken - Easy Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

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Cornflake Crusted Chicken

Cornflake Crusted Chicken

Yield: 2 Chicken Breasts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

Cornflake Chicken is an easy baked chicken breast recipe. Seasoned chicken breasts are coated with a cornflake crust and baked in the oven to make them nice and crispy.

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 cups plain cornflakes
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste
  • Cooking spray, optional
  • Parsley, optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
  2. Place chicken in a plastic bag or wrap in plastic wrap. Flatten by whacking it with a rolling pin or meat tenderizer until it is ½ inch thick on all sides. Set aside.
  3. Mix and crush corn flakes, garlic powder, onion, powder, salt, and pepper together. Spread 1 tablespoon mayo over the top of each chicken breast. Coat each chicken breast in cornflake mixture.
  4. Lay chicken in a single layer on a parchment or aluminum foil lined sheet pan. Do not overlap pieces.
  5. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes or until chicken has an internal temperature of 165 degrees and juices run clear.
  6. Let chicken rest for 5-7 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!

Notes

To make chicken more crispy, spray each chicken with a thin layer of cooking spray right before baking.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 545mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 39g

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