Cornflake Coated and Fried Chicken

Sunday, May 27, 2012
These wings are a vintage recipe mom and my friend's mom would use to fry chicken using cornflakes.

This is a 1960 style way mom's made their chicken back then and still do!

Here is that vintage recipe:

If you would like sauces

3 pounds of chicken cut up wings

1/2 cup flour
1 1/4 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked freshly ground pepper (pinch of cayenne if you like heat)

Place in a pie plate or ziplock bag dredge the wings in this.

1 egg beaten
2 tablespoons water
1 1/4 cups crushed cornflakes
1/2 cup flour

2 cups canola or vegetable oil
3 tablespoons butter

Combine 1/3 cup flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a zip lock bag.

Put the chicken in a bag and toss to coat.

Whisk together egg and water.

Dip coated chicken in egg and water mixture.

Combine corn flakes with 1/2 cup flour; roll chicken in the cornflake mixture.

Heat 3 tablespoons butter and 2 cups oil (I use canola oil) heated on medium-high heat and test some crumbs that sizzle when you drop the crumbs into the oil. Fry chicken pieces not crowding in hot oil until cooked and juices run clear around 35 to 45 minutes, lowering heat if coating cooks too fast, turning often. Try some of our favorite dipping sauces Click Here


  1. I can almost hear the crunch from here and I'd previously saved the dipping sauces

  2. I remember my mom making cornflake crusted chicken. I loved it, very crunchy. It reminded me of extra crispy chicken you can buy from famous food chain. Just remember once you put it in a bowl and add milk they only stay crunchy for a few minutes. :-) Just kidding.

  3. I bet they are crunchy and tasty!xxx

  4. Cornflake encrusted chicken was one of my favorites growing up...I need to make this for my family soon!

  5. Well I never had this growing up-so I will need to join the cornflake coaters and have some chicken! Your picture here is making me hungry. Claudia, you sure know how to treat chicken-yum!

  6. I was thinking of trying cornflakes chicken yesterday! how funny.Bookmarking this now!

  7. Crunchy trumps sweet or salty and these drumettes look great. Will have to try the cornflake breading in the oven.

  8. Nicely done classic Claudia. With all that crunch, Hubby would love a batch of these!

    Have a great Memorial Day.

  9. Ooh, I've tried making cornflaked-crusted chicken before but I Failed, it came out rather patchy! I never seem to be able to coat things evenly lol.

    Yours looks delish, inspires me to try it again!

    Hungry Jenny x

  10. Your chicken looks great, I love cornflake fried chicken, grew up on it, so i know yours is great!

  11. This chicken looks delish! Perfect for a summer picnic!

  12. delicious looking fried chicken cornflakes adds a delicious crunch

  13. delicious looking fried chicken cornflakes adds a delicious crunch

  14. delicious looking fried chicken cornflakes adds a delicious crunch

  15. Dear Claudia, One of my favorite chicken recipes. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  16. Yum. This looks crispy, crunchy and delicious!


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