Cornflake-Crusted Baked Chicken
This chicken has the satisfying crust of its fried cousin, but it's baked instead.
- Total Time:
- Servings: 4
Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2005
- 4 bone-in, skinless chicken drumsticks
- 4 bone-in, skinless chicken thighs
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups crushed cornflakes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse chicken, and pat dry. Season generously with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, whisk egg with 1 tablespoon water. In a large bowl, mix cornflakes with oil, cayenne, and 1 teaspoon salt.
Working with one piece at a time, dip chicken in egg mixture, then coat with seasoned cornflakes, pressing flakes to help them adhere. Transfer coated pieces to a rimmed baking sheet.
Bake until golden brown and crisp, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper before serving.