Friday, 20 March 2015

Crunchy Nut Chicken

I'm such a big fan of Lisa Faulkner's The Way I Cook cookery book, the recipes are easy to make and taste delicious. This recipe, in it's original form was cornflake chicken which immediately caught my eye when I brought this book. I amended the original recipe and used crunchy nut as it was the only cereal I had at the time. Apparently coating chicken in cornflakes and rice krispies was in vogue in the 1980's he decade I was born, but by the time I was a little older, it was a dish no longer in fashion. I was puzzled why would anyone coat chicken pieces with cereal, but as they say, don't knock something until you try it. I found using the crunchy nut added a moerish sweet element and was a healthier alternative of one of my favourite dishes, fried chicken. I think this dish is fab for children and for grown ups who want a quick and tasty meal. 
Here is how my Crunchy Nut Chicken turned out:
Crunchy Nut Chicken

Crunchy Nut Chicken pre cook.

Crunchy Nut Chicken
Recipe for Crunchy Nut Chicken.
Serves 4-6
Olive oil
250g crunchy nut cornflakes
1 egg
50g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
125ml milk
1 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
8 skinless chicken pieces (thighs, drumsticks or a mixture)
sea salt and pepper
salad and garlic, mayonnaise, to serve.

Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4 and lightly grease 2 baking sheets with olive oil.
Pour the crunchy flakes into a large sandwich bag; seal and then lightly crush with a rolling pin. Pour into a large flat dish or roasting tin and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, flour, milk and cayenne pepper until smooth. Put the chicken pieces into a bag with dusting flour and plenty of salt and pepper. Seal the bag and shake to coat the chicken evenly.
Dip each chicken piece in the egg and milk mixture first and then roll it in the crushed cornflakes, making sure each piece is evenly coated.
Lay the coated chicken on the prepared baking trays and then transfer to the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
Serve with a side salad and some garlic mayonnaise.



  1. Oh my, look at that crunchy-ness! Love it!

  2. It was delicious, Emily and a lot healthier thank fried chicken x


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