Saturday, August 16, 2014

Corn Flake Chicken.

[Originally posted here on June 12, 2014.]

This is my very favorite chicken recipe.

Corn flake chicken.

I'm a picky eater. I don't actually like meat (of any kind). But this chicken dish is all crunch and garlic powder, which overtakes the chicken taste, and I love it.

Here's what you'll need:


  • 1 lb thin-sliced chicken breasts
  • 2 cups corn flakes
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 stick butter

Preheat the oven to 350.

Start by grinding up two cups of corn flakes. My method is to dump them into a pie plate...

...and use a bowl (like a mortar and pestle) to grind them.

How finely you want to grind them is up to you; I try to avoid too much powder, but don't leave any flakes whole.

Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper, to taste. I like a lot of garlic powder. (Like, a lot.  More than I used for this post.  Picture clouds of pale powder puffing up as I toss the flakes to mix it all up. So. Good.)

Mix the spices thoroughly into the corn flakes.

Melt the stick of butter in a bowl or shallow dish. (I melt it in the bowl I used as a pestle for the corn flakes; I'm all about fewer dirty dishes!)

Next, set up your assembly line!

I intentionally use thin-sliced chicken for this recipe because I like the corn flake-to-chicken ratio to be as high as possible. I've tried it with larger chicken breasts, and it just isn't as good! I've stopped buying thin-sliced for everything else, to save money, but this one is worth the higher price.

Dip (and submerge) each piece of chicken into the butter.

Coat it with the corn flake mixture. (I roll it around a few times, then pile corn flakes on top of each side and press them into the chicken to get as much as possible to stick!)

Arrange the coated chicken in the baking dish.

Once they're arranged, I sprinkle any remaining corn flakes over the whole dish, and pour a little bit of the leftover butter in for good measure (I love butter...).

Pop it in the oven, and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.


Delicious golden garlicky goodness...

And for your cut-and-paste convenience:

Corn Flake Chicken
  • 1 lb thin-sliced chicken breasts
  • 2 cups corn flakes, ground
  • ½ Tbsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix corn flakes, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in shallow dish.
  3. Dip chicken in butter, then coat in corn flake mixture.
  4. Arrange coated chicken in baking dish.
  5. Bake 25-30 minutes.

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