Cornflake Chicken is a classic dinner that the whole family will love. Get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes with this crispy and delicious recipe that can be made in the air fryer or oven.
Cornflake Chicken Tenders ~ Quick and Easy Dinner
Even though we work from home, things get hectic and I forget to make a dinner plan. I depend on things I can thaw quickly from the freezer like chicken tenders and this air fryer cornflake chicken is just the ticket.
It's one of those dinners that we can all agree on served with French Fries, Air Fryer Tater Tots, Homemade mac and cheese and coleslaw. We also love Fried Okra or Mexican Corn for a quick side for chicken.
Chicken Tenders - any cut of chicken will work, I love chicken tenders to make a quick and easy dinner.
Cornflakes - the perfect crust for crunchy chicken.
All Purpose Flour - dredging the chicken in flour helps build a fantastic crunchy coating.
Granulated Garlic, kosher salt, black pepper - simple seasonings are all you need for these chicken tenders. Add chili flakes if you like a spicy kick.
Eggs - beaten eggs are the key to getting the cornflake crust to adhere to the chicken while it cooks.
Olive Oil - just a bit of oil will help the crust to brown and give it that crispy coating that everyone craves.
Parsley for garnish - totally optional but it does make everything look fresh and delicious.
How to Make Cornflake Chicken:
Pat chicken dry with paper towels.
Pour cornflake crumbs into a zip top bag and zip the top, squeezing out the air.
Crush the cornflake crumbs by squeezing the bag or pounding lightly with a rolling pin.
For fine crumbs you can run the cornflake crumbs through the food processor.
Mix flour with garlic, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl.
Beat eggs in another shallow bowl.
Dredge chicken tenders in flour.
Dip into egg, coating all sides.
Place chicken into cornflake crumbs and toss to coat, pressing the cornflake crumbs into the chicken.
Lay coated chicken onto a lined baking sheet.
Spray chicken lightly with olive oil.
Air Fryer Directions:
Preheat air fryer at 400° for 5 minutes.
Place chicken tenders in the air fryer with space in between, my air fryer held 3 at a time.
Cook for 8 - 10 minutes until internal temperature reaches 165° using a digital thermometer.
Remove to a wire rack lined baking sheet.
Garnish with parsley if desired.
Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce like homemade barbecue sauce, honey mustard or ranch dressing.
Cook at 375° for about 15- 17 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°.
More Easy Chicken Recipes to Try:
Blackened Chicken Tacos are a flavorful and delicious twist on taco night. Bold Cajun flavors with all of your favorite taco toppings and it all comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Simple Grilled Chicken Salad with homemade citrus dressing is one of my favorite meals that is on the lighter side. The chicken can be grilled ahead or a rotisserie chicken from the deli makes it even easier.
Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti is a real family favorite ready in about 40 minutes. A great dish to make with leftover chicken with a the most amazing cheese sauce!
Brown Sugar Chicken Tenders are crazy delicious, we love to grill them but they can also be baked in the oven. There's never one bite left when we make these for supper.
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WHAT AIR FRYER IS BEST?
I have the Cosori Premium 5.8 Quart Air Fryer, which I received for review purposes and it’s so easy to use and easy to clean.
This Accessories Kit includes cake pan, pizza pan, baking racks, skewers, silicone mat, silicone egg bites mold is on my Amazon wish list.
You will also want to grab an Oil Sprayer to use with the air fryer, it's the key to lightly coating foods with oil for that crispy "fried" texture.
If you are looking for a quick and easy meal for busy weeknights, give this cornflake chicken recipe a try. It is so simple to make with pantry ingredients and is sure to be a family favorite.
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- 2 ½ pounds chicken tenders
- 5 cups cornflakes cereal
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 eggs, beaten
- olive oil
- Pat chicken dry with paper towels.
- Pour cornflake crumbs into a zip top bag and zip the top, squeezing out the air.
- Crush the cornflake crumbs just by squeezing the bag.
- For fine crumbs you can run the cornflake crumbs through the food processor.
- Mix flour with garlic, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl.
- Beat eggs in another shallow bowl.
- Dredge chicken tenders in flour.
- Dip into egg.
- Place chicken into cornflake crumbs and toss to coat, pressing the cornflake crumbs into the chicken.
- Lay coated chicken onto a lined baking sheet.
- Spray chicken lightly with olive oil.
Air Fryer Directions:
- Preheat air fryer at 400° for 5 minutes.
- Place chicken tenders in the air fryer with space in between, my air fryer held 3 at a time.
- Cook for 8 - 10 minutes until internal temperature reaches 165° using a digital thermometer.
- Remove to a wire rack lined baking sheet.
- Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce like homemade barbecue sauce, honey mustard or ranch dressing.
- Cook at 375° for about 15- 17 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°.
Store leftovers wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Reheat in air fryer at 350 for 3- 4 minutes until heated through.
To reheat in the oven bake at 350 for 8- 10 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 931Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 179mgSodium: 2471mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 50g
Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.