Oven Fried Cornflake Chicken Tenders

OVEN-FRIED CORNFLAKE CHICKEN TENDERS

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These oven-fried cornflake chicken tenders are incredible! The chicken tenders are marinated in yogurt to make them super moist and juicy. Then, they are coated with the most delicious perfectly seasoned crispy crunchy crust made with cornflakes and cooked to perfection. These oven-fried chicken tenders are waiting for you to dig in. I am sure it will be love at first bite! Make sure to try them with our buffalo ranch dipping sauce!

What Is Oven-Fried Chicken?

Oven “fried” chicken is a healthier take on fried chicken. By baking the chicken tenders in the oven and coating them with a delicious crunchy cornflake mixture, you get a similar texture to fried chicken. This oven-fried cornflake chicken is crispy and crunchy.

Why You Will Love Cornflake Chicken Tenders

  • This oven-fried chicken is just as good as KFC!
  • These cornflake chicken tenders are super crispy.
  • The chicken is baked instead of fried.
  • Crushed cornflakes add so much flavor and crunch to the chicken.

Can You Make Fried Chicken In The Oven?

You can’t deep fry chicken in the oven, but you can make this delicious crispy oven-fried chicken. It is baked instead of fried and super crunchy, which gives you the texture of fried chicken.

Is Oven-Fried Chicken Healthy?

Oven-fried chicken is healthier than deep-fried chicken. This is because oven-fried chicken is baked in the oven and not fried in oil. Only a light spray of olive oil is needed.

Cornflake Chicken Tenders

These chicken tenders are oven-fried and dredged in a crushed cornflake mixture. The cornflakes make this super crispy and crunchy. Also, cornflakes add way more flavor than breadcrumbs. We added Italian herbs, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, dried parsley, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper to the cornflake mixture for even more flavor!

Yogurt Marinade Ingredients

Yogurt Marinade For Chicken
  • Greek Yogurt: We used 0-fat greek yogurt as the base of the yogurt marinade.
  • Milk: Thins out the yogurt.
  • Lemon Juice: The acid tenderizes the chicken.
  • Seasonings: Garlic, oregano, salt, and white pepper.

What Yogurt To Use

We used 0-fat greek yogurt to marinate the chicken. You can replace the greek yogurt with plain yogurt to marinate the chicken. Just don’t add the extra milk as the consistency is thinner.

Oven Fried Chicken In Buttermilk

You can make oven-fried chicken in buttermilk instead of in greek yogurt. Just replace the greek yogurt and milk with buttermilk to marinate the chicken.

Why Marinate The Chicken?

Greek yogurt marinade for chicken helps make the meat juicy and more tender. The acidity in the yogurt and lemon tenderizes the chicken.

How Long Can I Marinate Chicken?

You can marinate the chicken tenders in the yogurt marinade for 4 hours or overnight at the most. I find that anywhere between 4-12 hours works great. I like to do this in the morning so they are ready to go for dinner.

Oven-Fried Cornflake Chicken Ingredients

Oven Fried Chicken Ingredients
  • Chicken: We used chicken tenders in this recipe.
  • Cornflakes: The chicken tenders are dredged in the crushed cornflake mixture.
  • Seasoning: Season the crushed cornflakes with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, dried parsley, smoked paprika, salt, and white pepper.

How To Make Oven-Fried Cornflake Chicken Tenders

First, make the yogurt marinade. Add the 0-fat greek yogurt, milk, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and white pepper to a large airtight container. Whisk these ingredients together.

Then, add the chicken tenders to the airtight container and cover them with the yogurt marinade. After that, place the airtight container in the refrigerator and let the chicken marinate.

Once marinated, remove the chicken from the airtight container.

Next, add the cornflakes to a large Ziploc bag, seal the bag, and use a rolling pin to crush the cornflakes. Then, add them to a large shallow bowl.

After that, add the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, dried parsley, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper to the shallow bowl with the crushed cornflakes.

Oven Fried Chicken With Cornflakes

Then, thoroughly mix these ingredients.

Cornflake Chicken

Next, dredge the marinated chicken in the cornflake mixture. Make sure both sides of all of the chicken tenders are thoroughly coated.

Then, lightly spray a sheet pan with olive oil and place all of the chicken tenders on the sheet pan. After that, lightly spray the chicken tenders with olive oil.

Cornflake Chicken Tenders

Bake the chicken tenders in the oven until fully cooked, let them slightly cool, and enjoy!

Oven Fried Cornflake Chicken

Oven-Fried Chicken Breast

Baked Cornflake Chicken

We like to use chicken tenders because it makes for the perfect ratio of chicken to crispy coating. However, we have made this recipe with chicken breasts and it is delicious, as well. You can use chicken breasts instead of chicken tenders in this recipe if you would like. Just keep in mind that the cooking time will be longer for the chicken breasts. Make sure to fully cook the chicken. Chicken is fully cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is Cornflake Chicken Gluten-Free?

Most cornflakes are not gluten-free. To make this recipe gluten-free make sure to use certified gluten-free cornflakes.

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OVEN-FRIED CORNFLAKE CHICKEN TENDERS

5 from 4 votes
Recipe by Shawna Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

261

kcal

These oven-fried cornflake chicken tenders are incredible! They are coated with the most delicious perfectly seasoned crispy crunchy crust made with cornflakes.

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Ingredients

  • For The Yogurt Marinade
  • 1/2 CUP 0-fat greek yogurt

  • 1/2 CUP nonfat milk or milk of choice

  • 1 TBSP lemon juice

  • 1 TSP garlic

  • 1 TSP oregano

  • 1/4 TSP salt

  • 1/8 TSP white pepper

  • For The Chicken And Cornflake Mixture
  • 1 ½ lbs chicken tenders

  • 3 CUPS cornflakes

  • 1 TSP Italian seasoning

  • 1 TSP garlic powder

  • 1/2 TSP onion powder

  • 1/2 TSP oregano

  • 1/2 TSP dried parsley

  • 1/4 TSP smoked paprika

  • 1/4 TSP salt

  • 1/4 TSP white pepper

Directions

  • First, make the yogurt marinade. Add the 0-fat greek yogurt, milk, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper to a large airtight container. Whisk these ingredients together.
  • Add the chicken tenders to the airtight container and cover them with the yogurt marinade. Then, place the airtight container in the refrigerator. Let the chicken marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Once marinated, remove the chicken from the airtight container. Leave a thin coat of the yogurt mixture on the chicken, but get the extra marinade off so it doesn’t make the cornflakes soggy.
  • Add the cornflakes to a large Ziploc bag, seal the bag, and use a rolling pin to crush the cornflakes. Then, add the crushed cornflakes to a large shallow bowl.
  • Add the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, dried parsley, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper to the shallow bowl with the crushed cornflakes. Thoroughly mix these ingredients.
  • Dredge the marinated chicken in the cornflake mixture. Make sure both sides of all of the chicken tenders are thoroughly coated with the cornflake mixture.
  • Lightly spray a sheet pan with olive oil and place all of the chicken tenders on the sheet pan. Then, lightly spray the chicken tenders with olive oil before placing them in the oven.
  • Bake the chicken in the oven at 375 degrees F for 11-12 minutes on one side. Then, carefully flip each piece of chicken and bake the other side for another 11-12 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked, which is when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Once the chicken is fully cooked, let it slightly cool, and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories261
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1.2g 2%
    • Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
  • Cholesterol 70mg 24%
  • Sodium 658mg 28%
  • Total Carbohydrate 21.8g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 5.1g
  • Protein 38.4g 77%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    2 Comments

    1. Sherry B Grogan

      I have found you guys in the last two weeks! And what a find!!! This recipe is fabulous! The herbs and spices are spot on!! Thank you! I have found other recipes I will be trying in the near future.

      • I am so happy you found us!! Welcome to Healthy Foodie Girl! I am so glad you enjoyed the oven-fried chicken and found other recipes you want to make! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it! Also, thank you for all of your kind words!

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