Copycat Captain Crunch Chicken Recipe

Many years ago maybe 15 years or so, my kids and I went to Planet Hollywood and ordered their Captain Crunch chicken. We were really amazed how delicious it was as it didn't sound that interesting to me. Well the boys loved it, so I tried many times to make it and deep frying (as all the recipes out there stated) made the coating a sugary cereal sticky and candy like mess. Well I finally made a method work for us and yes it's baked but everyone loved it, though not the original way the recipe stated and to fry it. However the way I made it, this for sure won't stick to your teeth or the pan. It's tender, delicious and moist chicken with a little sugary bite to it. This is a keeper for us and hope for you too.

Here's what I did:
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Copycat Captain Crunch Chicken Recipe

4 boneless chicken breast cut into strips

2 cups of corn flakes put through the food processor to look like flour

4 cups Captain Crunch cereal placed into a large ziplock bag and crushed with a rolling pin with chunks still remaining.

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon black pepper

vegetable oil

parchment paper


In a large bowl place the chicken strips into the bowl and cover with milk. Place in the refrigerator for around an hour.

In a pie plate add the corn flake powder, garlic powder, black pepper and cereal that was crushed. Mix together.

Take one piece of chicken at a time out of the milk. Roll each piece of chicken into the cereal mixture until coated on both side. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. When all the chicken is coated drizzle each piece over the top with oil lightly.

Bake in a preheated oven of 400 degrees until browned around 30 minutes do not turn.

Serve with honey mustard.


  1. I haven't had the Captain Crunch chicken before, but it sounds like a fun way to change it up. I much prefer baking it to frying it.

  2. Hmmmm, I'll be very curious to try this one. I make Cap'n Crunch French Toast on occasion, but I've never seen Cap'n Crunch Chicken. Sounds interesting. :)


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