Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Ratings & Reviews

Chicken stayed juicy!

April 30, 2016
My husband and I enjoyed this but I did adjust seasoning to use less thyme (half of what was called for) , and I added garlic powder and paprika. I wouldn't want any more of the thyme flavor than what was already In it! It turned out good though because the chicken was crisp on the outside and moist on the inside! I also used less cayenne because hubby doesn't like food too spicy ...

controlledchaos's Review

May 26, 2014
Really good base recipe. We left out the thyme and cayenne (picky kids) and seasoned it with the basics, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. I doubled the recipe and easily fed 7 people - ALL of them proclaimed it was the BEST CHICKEN EVER! Would have given it 5 stars, if I hadn't changed anything.

jehabrich's Review

October 03, 2013
Really liked this. We typically have to change the seasoning a bit to fit our taste buds so I didn't find it as tasteless as others noted. We used butter flavored cooking spray instead of butter and I had our son crunch up the cornflakes really well so it was more between cornflakes and breadcrumbs than just cornflakes.

brenro's Review

September 04, 2013
This is a staple at our house and we don't even have kids younger than sixteen. I don't flatten the chicken breasts- they stay moister that way. I don't use eggs, I soak the breasts in buttermilk that I add some hot sauce and dried thyme to.

lisasmi's Review

August 24, 2013
This was not good. It literally tasted like corn flakes on chicken - no taste at all. I could not get anyone to eat them (young or old), not even myself!

kristymos's Review

July 31, 2013
Did not like this at all and would not rate this at all kid friendly. The cayenne and thyme gave the chicken a weird flavor pairing. Kids and I dumped the leftovers.

RubenNone's Review

May 26, 2013

MrsWebby1's Review

February 16, 2013
This recipe isn't hot at all from the cayenne pepper. Very distinct flavor. Very crunchy. Hubby and I really enjoyed this. I will definitely make it again!

mkowens's Review

August 14, 2012

Lynnijo's Review

August 09, 2011
Cayenne wouldn't work for most kids. I would also leave out the thyme. Cornflakes should adhere better if you put the chicken in the fridge for an hour before baking.