Copycat Captain Crunch Chicken

Friday, December 8, 2017
Many years ago maybe 15 years or so, my kids and I went to Planet Hollywood and ordered their Captain Crunch chicken, it was fabulous. 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. I just love this captain crunch coated chicken!

 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, baked came out delicious and not all stuck together. This method worked great, it 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.

The original recipes calls for 2 cups of crushed corn flakes instead of flour, that coating is also very delicious but didn't seal in the juices like the flour did. If I make corn flake chicken I do it the same exact way. Dip in egg whites, shake in seasoned flour, then in egg whites and into the corn flakes. Corn flakes however, will fry up nicely.

The condiment of choice in Planet Hollywood, was to serve these with honey mustard. It really accents the sweetness and the perfect side.

Copycat Captain Crunch Chicken


Here's what I did click below for sauce recipes:

Copycat Captain Crunch Chicken Recipe

4 boneless chicken breast cut into strips
2 cups 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 and or cooking oil spray
parchment paper
egg whites beaten with a little water

Garnish: dipping sauce of choice preferred is honey mustard

In a large bowl place the chicken strips into the bowl and cover with egg whites. Place in the refrigerator for around 15 minutes.

In a zip lock bag add the flour with garlic powder, black pepper. 

Take one piece of chicken at a time out of the egg whites Shake in flour. Dip again in egg whites then  roll each piece of chicken into the cereal mixture until coated on both side. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Drizzle each piece over the top with oil lightly or use cooking spray.

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

Serve with honey mustard.
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  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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