Cornflake-Crusted Chicken

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Yield 4 Servings
Use your kids’ favorite breakfast cereal to make a crispy coating for chicken tenders. Decrease or omit the red pepper if your kids don’t care for the heat.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 cups coarsely crushed cornflakes
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 391
  • fat 12 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • protein 33 g
  • carbohydrate 37 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 157 mg
  • sodium 730 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place each chicken breast half between two sheets of plastic wrap. With a rolling pin, pound chicken to an even 1/2-inch thickness. Mix flour, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. In a second shallow dish, whisk eggs to combine. Spread cornflake crumbs on a second rimmed baking sheet.

    Pounding Chicken
  2. Dip chicken into seasoned flour, turning to coat, then dip in egg mixture. Remove chicken, allow excess egg to drip off, then press both sides into cornflakes. Transfer to baking sheet. Discard remaining flour, egg and cornflakes.

  3. Drizzle chicken with melted butter. Bake until coating is crisp and chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.