Cornflake Chicken Strips

Crispy, crunchy, and flavorful chicken strips coated with cornflakes.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken tenders

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, or as needed

  • 1 cup egg substitute (such as Egg Beaters®)

  • 3 cups crushed cornflakes

  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying


  1. Combine garlic powder and cayenne in a small bowl. Sprinkle on both sides of the chicken tenders. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Dredge chicken in flour, then in egg substitute, allowing excess to drip off.

  3. Press strips into cornflakes on both sides.

  4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  5. Brown chicken strips in the hot oil on both sides, working in batches if needed, 3 to 5 minutes. Place browned strips on a cookie sheet with a grate.

  6. Bake chicken in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the centers and juices run clear, 5 to 10 minutes, depending on their size.

Cook's Note:

You can use boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced thinly, instead of chicken tenders.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

361 Calories
11g Fat
31g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 246mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 333mg 7%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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