Oven-fried Corn Flake Chicken

  • pointsevenout 1 year ago
    Recipe by Redsfantracy: Oven Fried Corn Flake Chicken
    I have 6 boxes of breakfast cereal none of which are corn flakes. I try to keep the sugar content low. SO, I grabbed the oldest box of cereal and ground up enough to be the breading.
    I like the lemony flavor imparted. They were tender and juicy.
    Fillets were done (175F) at 30 minutes, so I pulled them. Maybe next time I'll shoot for 165F by dialing back the bake time some.
    One other variance. I rubbed the seasoning on the meat instead of in the breading before dipping to ensure a well seasoned fillet.
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  • NPMarie 1 year ago said:
    I love oven baked chicken, and this does sound like a good recipe Points:) Great tip on being able to use any cereal! I was wondering about the lemon in this, but if you like it, I'll give it a try!
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  • frankieanne 1 year ago said:
    I guess you would use just plain ol' cornflakes in this. Not the sugar frosted kind. :-P
    I've made lots of oven fried chicken but none using cereal. That add of the lemon is interesting.
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  • Redsfantracy 1 year ago said:
    I have just plain ole corn flakes to use on this. The box says 2 g. of sugars. Not bad.
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  • pointsevenout 1 year ago said:
    Not bad at all. But I still have several boxes of cereal to eat my way through before the corn flakes wind up in my pantry.
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  • NPMarie 1 year ago said:
    I made this for dinner tonight and it was really good, very crispy & moist. I did use corn flakes, munched them up by hand (didn't want to get my food processor down from the top shelf for something like this Points! LOL) The only change was I used just a little squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and that was perfect for our taste. I did add a picture to the recipe as well:) Thanks Redsfantracy for sharing and Points for your review:)

    6/11/2013

    Note: I forgot to add I drizzled a little melted butter over the chicken to insure the crust wouldn't be dry after reading Redsfantracy's comment..worked well:)
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  • Redsfantracy 1 year ago said:
    I made this tonight too. I also crumbled it up with my hands. Much easier than getting down an appliance for sure. I thought it was a little dry on the outside, the chicken wasn't dry, just the outside. I'd drizzle a little of the butter mixture over the top next time. I also added a few shakes of dry lemon pepper seasoning to the crumbs. It made it a good oven fried lemon pepper chicken.
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  • mommyluvs2cook 1 year ago said:
    Just checked and I have corn flakes! Don't know how old they are lol, but sure they will work in this. Will wait until the husband isn't working nights to make.

    That is a beautiful picture btw, Marie!
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  • frankieanne 1 year ago said:
    Wow, that looks so good, Marie! I never buy cereal but this may convince me to get some corn flakes.
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  • NPMarie 1 year ago said:
    Thanks ML2C! I'm sure the corn flakes will be just fine:)

    Frankieanne, thank you:) I know how much you like oven fried chicken, this was really good, nice & crunchy! I LOVE cereal:D Nothing like a bowl of corn flakes with slices of banana in the morning:)

    BTW, I did drizzle a little melted butter on top after reading where Redsfantracy commented the crust seemed a little dry..just a little..I forgot to mention that...I'll add to my original review:)
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  • pointsevenout 1 year ago said:
    Made this again. Used ground up corn checks as the breading. Came out very good again. My breasts must have been bigger this time. Took 40 minutes to get an internal temperature of 165F.
    No trouble with dryness of the breading. All was moist and juicy.
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  • pointsevenout 1 year ago said:
    After a couple of days dwell time in the fridge the fillet is still flavorful and moist. Not a hint at dryness.
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  • frankieanne 1 year ago said:
    I need to try this but I'm not into cereal. I wish one could find a teeny box of corn flakes.
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  • lovebreezy 1 year ago said:
    Go to a store that has bulk stuff like Sprouts. If nothing else they do have several bulk granolas you could use.
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  • mommyluvs2cook 1 year ago said:
    So far, this is the BEST oven fried chicken I've made! I actually did taste one of corn flakes before I crushed them (maybe 2 years old lol) and they weren't stale!
    This had a great crunch and the chicken was SO moist! I cut about 8 minutes off the cook time because I thought my breast were a little thinner than usual, and it was perfect. I would love to try this with other cereals, to bad we pretty much always only have the sugary stuff :) Added my pic.
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  • NPMarie 1 year ago said:
    It is a good oven fried chicken recipe ML2C, isn't it! Love your pic!

    Frankieanne, Lovebreezy has a good idea..you might be able to find corn flakes in the bulk foods section.
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  • frankieanne 1 year ago said:
    I'll look. I just hope they aren't two years old! :-P
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  • pointsevenout 1 year ago said:
    Finally got a box of corn flakes so I made this again and added a pic to the recipe. Used skinless thighs though. Served with steamed red new potatoes and blue lake beans.
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  • frankieanne 1 year ago said:
    Was it better or was anything different when using the corn flakes?
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  • pointsevenout 1 year ago said:
    All the cereals I used worked just the same in soaking up liquid as it escaped from the pieces and had about the same flavor save for some honey nut cherrios I used which imparted a slightly sweet flavor to the breading which I enjoyed. All the rest were low sugar type cereals of oat, wheat, bran and rice. I'm wondering how the frosted type cereals would work.
    Someone else will have to do the experimenting. I'm off of sugar.
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  • pointsevenout 1 year ago said:
    What a wonderful flavor Frito Lays Corn Chips impart on the chicken as a ground breading. I like it the best over all the breakfast cereals tried.
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  • Good4U 1 year ago said:
    Now out of curiosity I am going to have to try this both ways or maybe with potato chips too:)
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  • frankieanne 1 year ago said:
    haha Potato chips. :)
    Fritos. I love Fritos. That sounds like a terrific idea, pso.
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  • lovebreezy 1 year ago said:
    Potato chips--I think this is turning into an obsession. Fritos sound great but I'd almost hate to waste them in a recipe.
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