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Cornflake Crumb Chicken

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This cornflake crumb chicken is baked until the outside is nice and crispy but the meat is juicy and tender. It is a delicious way to get a fried chicken feel without having to get out the grease and fry anything. It is a classic dinner that our family loves.

Dinner plate with cornflake crumb coated chicken leg quarter, mac and cheese and broccoli ready to eat.

This one is an oldie but a goody.  My mom grew up eating it. I grew up eating it.

Little Dude will probably grow up eating it if he ever decides to like chicken.  

This kid of mine is strange!  

Coating a chicken leg quarter in seasoned cornflake crumbs with tray of chicken ready to bake in the background.

He will eat pork loin and pork chops, hamburger… but the tiniest bit of chicken will get spit out.  He doesn’t even eat chicken in nugget form.  

What kid doesn’t like nuggets?  

He will try to drink the honey mustard and leave the nuggets!  

Tray of cornflake crumb coated chicken fresh from the oven.

Not that I really mind that he doesn’t like nuggets, really.  It just doesn’t seem right!

Anyway, if you have never had corn flake crumb chicken, the crumbs form a nice crisp crust and the chicken stays moist and delicious.  It is baked, so it is easy to make and it is so yummy!

Side dishes to serve with your chicken

Slow cooker smothered green beans are are easy to make, have a great sweet and sour sauce and plenty of bacon to make them extra tasty!

Close up of chicken leg quarter coated in cornflake crumbs and seasoned salt ready to eat.

Soft and delicious corn casserole, also known as corn pudding, is a family friendly and filling side dish. 

Making super cheesy mac and cheese in the instant pot is so quick and simple. It only requires a few simple ingredients and almost no effort.

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Yield: 5 Servings

Cornflake Crumb Chicken

Dinner plate with cornflake crumb coated chicken leg quarter, mac and cheese and broccoli ready to eat.

This cornflake crumb chicken is baked until the outside is nice and crispy but the meat is juicy and tender. It is a delicious way to get a fried chicken feel without having to get out the grease and fry anything. It is a classic dinner that our family loves.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 chicken leg quarters
  • 1 cup corn flake crumbs*
  • 1/2 Tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. In shallow bowl, mix together the egg and milk.
  3. In another bowl, mix corn flake crumbs and seasonings. 
  4. Dip chicken quarters in egg mixture and then the crumb mixture, making sure the coat the whole chicken piece.
  5. Place on greased baking sheet and bake until crisp and golden brown (about 45 minutes to an hour).  Use an instant read thermometer to ensure the chicken is fully cooked. 

Notes

You can buy cornflakes already crumbed so they are uniform, or crunch up your own. Either way works.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 556Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 365mgSodium: 853mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 65g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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This cornflake crumb chicken is baked until the outside is nice and crispy but the meat is juicy and tender. It is a delicious way to get a fried chicken feel without having to get out the grease and fry anything. It is a classic dinner that our family loves.

Thanks for sharing!

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