Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Seasoned Cornflake Chicken

Ever have that need for a quick-prep dinner that packs an amazing flavor punch in your mouth? If so, then this is your recipe!

Since having baby number four (4) in January, I've been in survival mode in the kitchen.  If it takes too long to prep, then it's off my list. I need fast, easy, delicious and kid-friendly.  This chicken may resemble giant chicken nuggets, but don't be fooled.  They're infinitely better!!!
Ignore the freezer burn.  I didn't notice it till after the picture and really, there wasn't enough to affect the flavor.
Set up your dredging stations.
1. Buttermilk
2. Cornflake seasoning mixture
3. baking sheet
Place chicken onto foil-lined cookie sheet with wire baking rack.  You will be so glad you did when your chicken comes out crispy on all sides!
I bought our chicken at Costco this time. The breasts were so big I cut them in half.
Bake them in a 400 degree oven for 45-60 min or until meat thermometer reads 170 degrees. 
Yes, I know this is 10 less than you're supposed to bake chicken breasts to, but here's my little secret. Bake your meats to 10 degrees less and then let them sit foil-covered on the counter for 5-10 min. They will continue to cook and reach that magical done-ness full of juicy goodness.
Check out this golden, crispy deliciousness!

Yes-sir-ee! This is definitely a family favorite chicken recipe!

{seasoned cornflake chicken}

2 c. cornflakes, crushed (yields about 1c. crushed)
1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese (not the green tub kind if you can avoid it)
1 packet of ranch dressing mix powder
1 c. buttermilk
2-3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut chicken into desired portion sizes. Set aside.  Combine cornflakes, parmesan cheese and ranch dressing mix.  Set up dredging stations. One container for buttermilk. One container for the cornflake mixture.  Prepare your baking sheet for the chicken.  Dredge chicken in the buttermilk coating all sides. Then dredge in the cornflake mixture taking time really coat every side. Place chicken onto baking sheet.  Repeat.  Any leftover cornflake mixture put onto the tops of the chicken to give it a little more oomph.

Bake for 45-60 min or until chicken reaches 170-180 degrees.

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