Moist pieces of chicken derive their crunchy coating from cornflakes in this clever oven-fried variation on an all-American favorite. Rutabaga, a member of the cabbage family, adds to the flavor of mashed potatoes and complements the tangy red cabbage slaw.



Ingredient Checklist
For the Crust
For the Vegetables
For the Slaw


Instructions Checklist
  • Place potato and rutabaga in a medium saucepan with salted water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 25 minutes. Drain, and force through a food mill or potato ricer. Stir in 2 tablespoons milk and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Set aside; keep warm, or reheat just before serving.

  • Meanwhile, combine cabbage, carrot, chives, vinegar, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper, and remaining 1/2 cup milk. Toss well, and set aside.

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place chicken in a medium bowl; sprinkle with cornstarch and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Dip chicken in egg whites, and dredge in cornflakes, turning to completely coat. Heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat; add oil, swirling the pan to coat evenly. Add chicken, and cook until crisp and golden underneath, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn over; transfer pan to oven, and cook until chicken is firm to the touch, about 7 minutes. Transfer to cutting board; slice diagonally into thin strips, if desired.

  • Place a mound of slaw on each serving plate, and top with chicken. Serve rutabaga-potato mixture on the side.