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Oven-Fried Chicken with a Crispy Cornflake Crust

This recipe is a real winner and the whole family will love it. The chicken is coated in a flour, egg, milk and seasoning mixture, then in the cornflakes. It is drizzled with butter and then baked in the oven, and it will come out perfectly crunchy and delicious. This is a recipe you will definitely want to print out or bookmark, because the results are great.

Why Cornflakes Make a Great Coating

Cornflakes are naturally crispy, and whether you crush them up or use them whole, they make a wonderful coating for your chicken. They look great on the finished chicken and their flavor suits the taste of the meat. Because of this corn flavor you will probably not want to serve corn on the cob or cornbread with the finished dish, because that would be corn overkill! Fortunately there are plenty of other delicious side dishes for fried chicken, such as coleslaw, fries, green salad, or anything else you are in the mood for.

Some people recommend brining the chicken for 4 hours in 4 cups of water with a handful of kosher salt and a handful of white sugar added. This is optional but it does improve the texture and make the chicken extra-moist. The paprika and garlic in our recipe are optional ingredients so, if you do not have them, just leave them out, and the recipe will still turn out really well. Throw some cayenne pepper in there too if you want to spice the dish up a little. Continue reading