Cornflake Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Nov. 06, 2023
I took a recipe off a box of baking mix and altered it to make the prep easier. The result was this moist oven-fried cornflake chicken with a thick golden coating that's a lot crisper than the original. —Angela Capettini, Boynton Beach, Florida
Cornflake Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 4 chicken drumsticks (4 ounces each), skin removed
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds), skin removed


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Drizzle butter in a 13x9-in. baking dish. In a shallow bowl, combine the cornflakes, flour and seasoned salt. Place egg substitute in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in egg substitute, then roll in cornflake mixture. Repeat.
  2. Arrange chicken in prepared dish, meatier side down. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Turn chicken over; bake until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, 10-15 minutes longer.

Cornflake Chicken Tips

How do you prevent cornflake chicken from drying out?

Honestly, this recipe is pretty hard to get wrong—just be careful not to overcook the chicken! Bone-in chicken pieces are naturally more juicy than boneless cuts, and that’s why they’re well represented in our best chicken recipes. Each one of these bone-in chicken thigh recipes is just as juicy, too.

What is the best type of chicken to use for this cornflake chicken recipe?

This recipe calls for drumsticks and thighs, but you could also prepare this recipe with cut-up whole chickens that include breast meat and wings (although you’ll have to adjust the bake time for the larger and smaller pieces). If you’re using a whole cut-up chicken, be sure to reach for a broiler/fryer chicken, which is smaller and more tender than a larger chicken. Brush up on your chicken label lingo and the best chicken to buy for different recipes.

Are there any substitutions you can make in this cornflake chicken recipe?

If you don’t want to use egg substitute, you can use three whole eggs instead (although keep in mind, it will increase the calories, fat and cholesterol). You can also use bone-in pork chops instead of the chicken.

Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 drumstick and 1 thigh: 534 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 143mg cholesterol, 972mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 46g protein.