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Baked Flaked Chicken

Ready In: 40 minutes
Serves: 8
Low Added Sugar
If you like fried chicken, you'll love this healthier version.

What you'll need

3 bowls
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Oven mitt
Baking sheet
Whisk or fork
Food thermometer


Serves 8
2 pounds Chicken Boneless
3 cups Cornflakes Cereal
1/3 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper Ground
2 Eggs Large
1/4 cup Milk Nonfat, or Non-Dairy Alternatives
of Nonstick Cooking Spray


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.

Storage Tips

  • Store leftover chicken in air-tight container. Use within three days or use leftover chicken in chicken noodle soup or a chicken casserole.

Chef's 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4.00 oz

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 250
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10 g13%
Saturated Fat 3 g15%
Sodium 310 mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 15 g5%
Dietary Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 24 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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