Easy Cornflake-Crusted Baked Chicken

If you are looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe for your family of picky eaters, look no further. Cornflake-Crusted Baked Chicken is a delicious meal that you can get on the table fast, and even better it doesn’t require a long grocery list.

Easy Cornflake-Crusted Baked Chicken

Variations: I’ve seen this basic recipe altered using different kinds of cereal. Try Honey Bunches of Oats or Captain Crunch if you are feeling adventurous.

Cornflake-Crusted Baked Chicken

Yield: Serves 6-8


4 bone-in skinless chicken thighs
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 large egg
2 cups crushed cornflakes
1 tablespoon olive oil


1. Preheat oven to 400°. Rinse chicken, and pat dry. Season generously with salt and pepper.

2. In a small bowl, whisk egg with 1 tablespoon water. In a large bowl, mix cornflakes with oil, cayenne, and 1 teaspoon salt.

3. Working with one piece of chicken at a time, dip chicken in egg mixture, then coat with seasoned cornflakes, pressing flakes to help them adhere. Transfer coated pieces to a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and crisp, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper before serving.

Recipe from Jam Hands and PBS Everyday Food.