Cornflake Chicken Tenders

Cornflake chicken tenders coated in seasoned crushed cornflakes and pan-fried to golden perfection. This cornflake chicken is sure to be on your weekly dinner rotation after trying this recipe!

Delicious Corn Flakes Chicken Tender Strips cover

I’m starting to like this cooking thing… uhmmm… well once in a while doesn’t hurt, does it?

LOL… It’s not a secret that I don’t like cooking but sometimes is fun and I kind of enjoy being in the kitchen with my mom, my husband or even my girl. I learned how to make these cornflake chicken tenders a while ago and believe me, more than one person around here loved it!

Cornflake Chicken

It’s crunchier and so so tasty. Tender juicy chicken breasts crusted in our favorite cornflakes and fried to crispy perfection.

I am absolutely crazy about chicken tender strips. It’s one of my very favorite dishes. Needless to say, I love KFC and any similar chicken restaurants.

view of  Corn Flakes Chicken Tender Strips on plate

I was not happy with the regular breaded chicken I was used to making at home and then I saw The Super Crispy Chicken Tenders from Dinner then Dessert and it’s amazing!

Still, even though I loved it, I wanted to try something else, and I found these easy Dorito Chicken Tenders from Spend with Pennies and Oh my goodness! Another heaven!

But then I saw on TV my biggest and most amazing discovery. Using cornflakes to crust the chicken tenders! Holy moly!!!! That was perfection.

How to make cornflake crusted chicken

The process to make these is very simple and not much different from the regular tender strips coated with crumbs. It’s so yummy. I could have them every other day LOL.

Ingredients

  • Chicken tenders
  • Cornflakes smashed
  • Eggs
  • All-purpose flour
  • Milk
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • In a plastic bag mix the chicken with 1 tsp of garlic, a bit of salt and pepper. Yes, LOL in a plastic bag! Those to keep food in the fridge do the job =D. Make a light knot and just mix it all. It’s so much easier. Leave it for about 30 min.
  • In a medium bowl mix the eggs, light milk, 1 tsp of garlic, some salt, and pepper {again} When is well-mixed dip the chicken.
  • I smashed the cornflakes by placing it in a plastic bag and crush it all with my hands. I didn’t use a food processor because I don’t get the uneven crumbs LOL. Then add the flour and mix. Place the mix on a plate.
  • Preheat 1 inch of oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Now one by one, roll the strips in the cornflake crumbs mixture. It’s good to make some pressure with fingers so it sticks better.
cenital view of process
top view of hand pressing tender chicken into batter mixture
  • When you have all strips ready, cook in hot oil until golden brown each side. Then remove them from oil and place on a platter lined with absorbent paper towels. Serve with sauce {I used Sweet & Sour sauce} and it goes well with some mashed potatoes.

This cornflake chicken recipe serves four.

view of  Corn Flakes Chicken Tender Strips served
close up of view of  Corn Flakes Chicken Tender Strips done

 What do you think? Yummy isn’t it??? Have you made chicken tenders like this???

serving suggestions:

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Cornflake Chicken Tenders healthy?

It can be healthy if baked or air-fried instead of fried. This recipe calls for frying but you can still oven-bake these Cornflake Chicken Tenders.

Can I use breadcrumbs instead of cornflakes?

Cornflakes are classic breading material, but any grain-based, not-too-sweet works great as a stand-in for the cornflakes.

How do you freeze Cornflake Chicken?

Roll each chicken strip (one at a time) into the crumbly mixture, coating well. Set each coated strip onto the foil-lined pan, leaving a little space between each. Freeze until firm- approximately 2 hours or so. Once frozen, you can store it in a freezer bag for 1 month.

Are cornflakes gluten-free?

Corn Flakes is definitely NOT gluten-free as it contains wheat or other gluten-containing ingredients.

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🥘 Recipe

Cornflake Chicken Tenders

Camila Rojas
Cornflake chicken, chicken tenders coated in seasoned crushed cornflakes and pan-fried to golden perfection.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Traditional
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 1/2 cups cornflakes smashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a plastic bag mix the chicken with 1 tsp of garlic, a bit of salt and pepper. Yes, LOL in a plastic bag! Those to keep food in the fridge =D. Make a light knot and just mix it all. It’s so much easier. Leave it for about 30 min.
  • In a medium bowl mix the eggs, light milk, 1 tsp of garlic, some salt and pepper {again} When is well-mixed dip the chicken.
  • I smashed the cornflakes by placing it in a plastic bag and crush it all with my hands. I didn’t use a food processor because I don’t get the uneven crumbs LOL.
  • Then add the flour and mix. Place the mix on a plate.
  • Preheat 1 inch of oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Now one by one, roll the strips in the corn flakes crumbs mixture. It’s good to make some pressure with fingers so it sticks better.
  • When you have all strips ready, cook in hot oil until golden brown each side. Then remove them from oil and place on a platter lined with absorbent paper towels.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauces {I used Sweet & Sour sauce} and it goes well with some mashed potatoes.
Keyword chicken, chicken tenders, cornflake chicken, cornflakes, tenders
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22 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I can’t even begin to tell you how much my family enjoyed this recipe! Safe to say I found our new favorite way to make chicken tenders!

  2. 5 stars
    For years I have been wanting to make corn-flake chicken, but never seem to find the right recipe. My chicken turned out amazing, and the kids loved it of course. Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    These baked fried chicken dishes are juicy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, and delicious everywhere, making them an easy family dinner on weekdays!

    1. Hi Emma, Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m so glad you like these. So easy and yet so delicious!!!
      Have a wonderful weekend!
      Hugs.

  4. 5 stars
    The tenders look Fantastic. Crushed corn flakes makes the best coating. I may have to try these in my Air Fryer (I’m trying to cut down on the deep frying)
    Thanks 4 sharing
    Have a great week and an enjoyable weekend

    1. Thank you so much. Can you believe I have never tried air fryer before? Well, to be honest, I haven’t seen it here in Spain but I’ll definitely look for it.
      Hugs and hope you enjoy it!

    1. Thank you so much!!!! I’m sure your family will love it. This recipe is a hit at home! Let me know how it goes when you make it!
      Hugs

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  6. These look great, Cami! I love chicken fingers, but know that they aren’t very healthy. I will definitely give these a try. Thanks for linking up with the Let’s Get Real party. I hope you’ll join us again this week.

  7. Thanks for linking up at Link It or Lump It Sundays Cami, would love to have you back again tomorrow and will be linking up at your party as well!

  8. Stopping by from Whatever Goes Wednesday :) These look yum! We make something similar with crushed ritz crackers. I will have to try these next!

  9. adding to the menu! these looks so crispy-licious Cami! The son loves chicken tenders and he would love these for sure. Thanks for linking to Snickerdoodle Sunday!