Monday, August 8, 2011

Cornflake Chicken Tenders

I was an extremely picky child. I think the grand sum of all the foods I would eat could be counted on two hands. I honestly don't know how my parents put up with me. But there was one food I would always eat: the chicken finger. And if kids' menus at restaurants nation-wide are any indication, I was not alone. Call it a nugget, a finger, a tender, children love breaded white meat chicken. Adults are pretty keen on it, too. My husband loves when I make these.

These Cornflake Chicken Tenders are baked, not fried, making them a healthier option. They bake in just 15 minutes, great for busy weeknights.


1.25 lb package chicken tenders
2 c. cornflake cereal
1 egg
2 tsp hot sauce
1 tbsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In shallow container (or on a large plate), whisk together egg and hot sauce.

3. Place cornflake cereal in a gallon-sized plastic bag. Crush flakes with a meat mallet. Add parley, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper to the bag. Shake until combined.

4. Dip chicken tenders into the egg mixture. Place into bag with cornflakes and shake to coat. Once coated, transfer tenders to a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Source: Cats and Casseroles original recipe


  1. One, nice blog redo! Two, I'm making this for dinner tomorrow!

  2. Thanks for sharing this easy and tasty recipe! Please stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

  3. These sound delicious! I love chicken tenders, especially when they're baked!

  4. I was a picky kid, too - but I think I would have enjoyed these if my mom had ever made them! :) They're gorgeous, too - great photo.

  5. Hi Abby,
    I love the kick you added to this recipe, we would really enjoy this and have one of your Cheesecake Popsicles for dessert. Hope you are going to have a wonderful week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  6. I have always love crunchy chicken tenders. This recipe looks delish.

  7. hi! This looks amazing! I would love for you to come over and link up to my Tasty Tuesday Party...
    Hope to see you and your tasty goodness next week.

  8. Oh my goodness, we have made these before and they are so awesome!

    I would love for you to hop over and share this recipe on my mommy solution meme.

  9. this looks incredible! Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday.

  10. THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipes with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I'd like to invite you back this week.
    I hope to see you again!

  11. You have been featured at CraftOManiac. Have a SUPER SATURDAY. winks-jen


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