Baked Flaked Chicken

Baked Flaked Chicken
Budget-friendly recipe
40 mins.

If you like fried chicken, you'll love this healthier version.

What You'll Need

  • 3 medium bowls
  • Baking sheet
  • Cutting board
  • Fork
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Sharp knife
  • Food thermometer


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Remove skin, if any, from chicken pieces. If working with large chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise for faster cooking time. Trim any excess fat.
  3. In a medium bowl, crush cornflakes.
  4. In a second medium bowl, mix flour, salt, and black pepper.
  5. In a third medium bowl, add eggs and milk. Beat with a fork.
  6. Dip each chicken piece into flour, then egg mixture, then cornflakes. Each piece should be fully coated with flakes.
  7. Coat baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken pieces on sheet, evenly spaced. Spray pieces lightly with cooking spray.
  8. Bake for 20–25 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Chef Tips

  • For extra flavor, add ½ to 1 teaspoon of spices, such as paprika, chili powder, dried thyme, rosemary, or oregano, to salt and pepper to season chicken.

  • If using bone-in chicken, adjust cooking time to 35–40 minutes. Be sure it still reaches a safe internal temperature of 165°F. If cornflake crust starts browning too much before chicken is fully cooked, cover loosely with aluminum foil.

  • Cut this recipe in half to save money.

Storage Tips

  • Store leftover chicken in air-tight container. use with-in 3 days. OR use leftover chicken in chicken noodle soup or a chicken casserole.

Nutrition Info and more

Serving size:
Total calories:
Total fat:
10 g
Saturated fat:
3 g
15 g
24 g
1 g
310 mg
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