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Corn Flake Chicken

Where did the month of June go? I had grand plans to share more recipes using cereal last month, but somehow I couldn’t find the time to actually compose the posts.  I did the cooking, but I’m guessing my week-long beach vacation had something to do with time just slipping away from me.

When I was given the task to create recipes using Kellogg’s cereals, my husband wanted me to share his recipe for Corn Flake Chicken.  This is actually a recipe from his mom that he has adapted to suite our tastes.

corn flake chicken recipe

Corn Flake Chicken
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A fun way to use Corn Flakes to liven up your chicken.
Serves: 4
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups Kellogg's Corn Flakes
  • 1 cup potato flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning
  • non-stick cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 365 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet on the stove. Cook chicken in skillet with melted butter until each side is white (there will still be a pink strip throughout the center).
  3. Crush the Corn Flakes. I like to let the kids help with this part. There are a variety of ways to crush the Corn Flakes, but I like to use a plastic baggy and rolling pin since it's easier for the children and usually makes less of a mess. Add potato flakes and Tony's to Corn Flake mixture.
  4. Spray 9x13 pan with non-stick spray. Thoroughly coat chicken breasts in Corn Flakes mixture.
  5. Place coated chicken in 9x13 pan leaving enough room on each side so that the heat can penetrate the chicken evenly. Pour remaining butter over the coated chicken breasts. Then pour the remaining corn flake mixture over coated chicken breasts.
  6. Cover pan with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 7-8 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

kid chef

^^ This little guy like to help! ^^

The Corn Flakes give the chicken a nice little crunch, while the Tony’s adds just the right amount of seasoning.  You don’t need a list of 15 ingredients to make a meal that tastes good and I think this recipe shows that.

corn flake chicken recipe

I thoroughly enjoy when the hubby takes control in the kitchen!  Especially when I get good food like this.

Have you cooked with cereal before? If so, what did you make?

A special thanks to Kellogg’s for some of today’s recipe ingredients.
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    Loving that pic of the proud chef! My favorite fried chicken is breaded with corn flakes. Good stuff!

  2. 2

    Yum! I make something similar with ritz crackers but love this version.

  3. 3

    I’ll have to give this a try! I’m always trying to spruce up our chicken, so it’s not so boring. This looks great!

  4. 4

    Very cute picture of your son! I LOVE making chicken and will have to try it with corn flakes. I have been avoiding the oven since our weather has been in the triple digits. As soon as it cools down, I am back in the kitchen…

  5. 5

    That looks delicious! Pinning! 🙂

  6. 6

    The only thing my mom breaded anything with when I was a kid was shake n bake or crumbled corn flakes. You gave me some flashbacks…lol

  7. 7

    What a great pic of your son! I’ll give this a try, soon!

  8. 8

    MMM yummy! I like using wheat flakes for recipes!

  9. 9

    That looks really yummy!

  10. 10

    I make corn flake chicken all the time. I love the picture of your son!

  11. 11

    Looks delicious, we eat a lot of chicken so finding new ways to make it is a plus.

  12. 12

    we used to make this when I was a kid.

  13. 13

    Um yum, love that he put a touch of creole seasoning to the mix.

  14. 14

    That looks really tasty! I need to try it with the creole seasoning too!

  15. 15

    I’ve made desserts with cereal before, but not main coarses. The chicken looks yummy though.

  16. 16

    That looks great! I have coated chicken with fiber one cereal & also with frosted flakes which was surprisingly good! I meant to buy corn flakes but got the tiger out of habit.

  17. 17

    I think this looks like a great alternative to fried chicken and seems a lot easier to prepare.

  18. 18

    Sounds yummy! My husband used Cap’n Crunch cereal once to make chicken and it was… interesting, lol.

  19. 19

    Corn Flakes make great breading! I like the addition of the creole spices to this. Planet Hollywood used to (maybe they still do?) had Captain Crunch Chicken Fingers on their menu, I ordered them when we were in San Fran many years ago, I loved them!

  20. 20

    That looks really good. I guess I’m not much of a cook but using cornflakes had never crossed my mind as breading. Love the hat too!

  21. 21

    I don’t think I’ve ever used cereal in my cooking before, but this recipe looks yummy. Your little helper is pretty darn cute too.

  22. 22

    What kind of potato flakes do you use?

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