Cornflake Crumb Chicken Recipe

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Cornflake Crumb Chicken Recipe

Enjoy crispy baked chicken fingers with this easy cornflake chicken recipe. The resulting breaded chicken tenders are deliciously covered in crunchy layers of cornflake crumbs. Yes, instead of breadcrumbs, the coating is made of crushed cornflakes seasoned with oregano, onion, and garlic powder for that subtle savory taste. Serve these crispy baked chicken tenders alongside a creamy shrimp alfredo pasta or mashed potatoes

Tips on Making Cornflake Crumb Chicken

This cornflake chicken tenders recipe makes for an appetizing and hearty meal. Make it even tastier with some of our helpful tips. From simple preparation tips on how to bread chicken with cornflakes to fun dipping sauces to try, we got you covered! 

  • Use a food processor or rolling pin to crush cornflakes into fine powdered crumbs. Instead of crushing it with your hands, a food processor will produce finer and cleaner crumbs. If you don’t have a processor, then transfer the cornflakes into a zipper bag. Seal it then roll the rolling pin over the bag. Or you can just gently pound the crumbs until they’re coarsely crushed into fine crumbs. 
  • Mix in other chicken parts like chicken thighs, drumsticks, or wings for a fun variety. This recipe also works with other chicken parts. It’s okay to add or replace some chicken tenders with chicken parts of your choice. 
  • Try adding chilli powder or cayenne pepper into the crumbs mixture for a slightly spicy chicken variation. While you’re seasoning your crushed cornflakes, add in 2 teaspoons of chili powder or cayenne pepper. Feel free to adjust to your spice preference. 
  • Double coat the chicken for a crispier texture. The first coating may not be enough to give that guaranteed crunch. That’s why you can always double coat the chicken tenders with more cornflake crumbs. 
  • Serve with a variety of dipping sauces. Enjoy these baked chicken strips alongside your favorite sauces. Go simple with ranch sauce or honey mustard. Or try your hand at making this homemade sour cream chip dip or blue cheese sauce.

How To Make Cornflake Crumb Chicken

5 from 2 votes

Out of Japanese bread crumbs? Give cornflake crumbs a try using this tasty cornflake chicken recipe. Make these crispy baked chicken fingers in less than an hour with these simple breading ingredients.

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 40 mins


  • lb chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cut up into quarters
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • cup olive oil
  • 4 cups cornflake crumbs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp oregano


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Grease the baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk together milk and eggs in a small bowl.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the cornflake crumbs, onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano.

  4. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Then, dip into the milk and eggs mixture. Make sure it’s coated.

  5. Coat both sides of the chicken with the cornflake crumbs mixture. Repeat with the remaining chicken tenders.

  6. Place breaded chicken onto the baking sheet.

  7. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.

  8. Garnish with parsley and serve.


  • Sugar: 16g
  • :
  • Calcium: 59mg
  • Calories: 860kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 134g
  • Cholesterol: 137mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 47mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Potassium: 560mg
  • Protein: 44g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 1444mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2951IU
  • Vitamin C: 33mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get cornflakes to stick to chicken?

Don’t skip out on the egg and milk mixture when coating the chicken. Dipping each chicken tender into this liquid mixture ensures that your cornflake crumbs will stick. If you’re planning to double coat the chicken, we recommend that you double the amount of crushed cornflakes, egg, and milk needed.

Can you use frosted flakes instead of corn flakes?

It’s best to use corn flakes instead of frosted flakes for this baked chicken recipe. Frosted flakes have a higher sugar content. If used as a coating, its sweet flavor might affect the overall taste of the chicken. That’s why we recommend using corn flakes which have a subtle to neutral flavor perfect for seasoning and coating. It’s also a much healthier crumb alternative compared to the frosted flakes.

Can you freeze breaded chicken?

Yes, you can freeze the breaded chicken, making it a wonderful make-ahead option for when you’re meal prepping. First, bake the chicken as instructed, then let cool before transferring to a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place it inside the freezer. When each chicken piece is frozen solid, wrap each with a cling wrap. Afterward, transfer to freezer bags or an airtight container where it can last for up to 3 months in the freezer.




Nothing beats a crispy breaded chicken dish for lunch or dinner. Make your baked chicken meal extra delicious with this easy cornflake chicken tenders recipe and serve it alongside your favorite dipping sauce.
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