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Air Fryer Cornflake Chicken

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Crispy Air Fryer Cornflake Chicken Recipe

If you're on the hunt for the ultimate crunchy chicken experience, look no further than this Crispy Air Fryer Cornflake Chicken recipe. Forget panko, pretzels, or Cheetos breading; cornflakes are the secret to achieving the perfect crisp-ity crunch-ity texture for your chicken. This recipe is not only a game-changer but also incredibly easy to make, making it a go-to option for a simple, tasty, and kid-friendly meal.

How to Make Crispy Air Fryer Cornflake Chicken


  • 3 cups Cornflake cereal

  • Kosher salt

  • Pepper

  • 1 egg

  • 1 pound chicken breast

  • Non-stick cooking spray

  • Optional: dipping sauce of choice (ranch, sweet chili sauce, BBQ, honey mustard, etc.)


  1. Begin by crushing the Cornflakes. You can either put them in a gallon-sized plastic bag and use a rolling pin or a cup to crush them until they reach a breadcrumb-like consistency.

  2. Transfer the crushed Cornflakes to a bowl and mix them with kosher salt and pepper, ensuring even distribution of seasonings.

  3. In a separate bowl, crack the egg and beat it with a fork until well combined.

  4. Now, it's time to prepare the chicken. Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces or strips.

  5. Create a breading station by placing the beaten egg and the Cornflake mixture side by side.

  6. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg, making sure it's well-coated, and then coat it with the Cornflake mixture, pressing firmly to ensure the Cornflakes adhere to the chicken.

  7. Once your chicken is breaded, it's time to air fry. Place the chicken pieces into the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded.

  8. Give the chicken a quick spray with non-stick cooking spray to help achieve that beautiful golden brown crispiness.

  9. Set your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 14 to 15 minutes. No need to turn or flip them during cooking; the air fryer does all the work.

  10. While your Crispy Air Fryer Cornflake Chicken is cooking, consider preparing some dipping sauces such as BBQ, ranch, buffalo, or even yum yum sauce for a flavorful twist.

  11. Once your chicken is done, it will emerge from the air fryer basket with a gorgeous golden brown exterior and a deliciously tender interior.

  12. Serve your Crispy Air Fryer Cornflake Chicken alongside your favorite dipping sauces for a delightful meal that's sure to please everyone at the table.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use different cereals besides Cornflakes for this recipe?

Answer: While Cornflakes provide the best crunch, you can experiment with other cereals to change the flavor and texture. Just keep in mind that it may alter the overall taste.

Is there a specific dipping sauce you recommend for this chicken?

Answer: The choice of dipping sauce is entirely up to your taste preferences. Popular options include ranch, sweet chili sauce, BBQ, honey mustard, or even a homemade sauce for a personalized touch.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time and reheat it in the air fryer?

Answer: While freshly cooked Crispy Air Fryer Cornflake Chicken is ideal, you can make it ahead of time and reheat it in the air fryer to maintain its crispiness. Just be sure not to overcrowd the air fryer basket when reheating.

Final Word

In conclusion, this Crispy Air Fryer Cornflake Chicken recipe is a surefire way to satisfy your craving for irresistibly crunchy chicken. With its simple preparation and mouthwatering results, it's a family-friendly meal that will have everyone asking for seconds. Give it a try and elevate your chicken game to a whole new level of deliciousness!

For more delicious Chicken Recipes for your Air Fryer, head over to our Chicken Main Page.



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