Grandma’s Cornflake Chicken

This simple recipe is part of my One Chicken Three Meals repertoire and has only four ingredients (not counting salt and pepper). I love that it is so easy and inexpensive to make and that the original recipe came from my grandmother’s kitchen. Think of it as a healthier, homemade version of chicken nuggets. The meat is tender and the coating is crunchy. We love these served with Honey Mustard or Ranch dressing and a side of Ranch Whipped Potatoes.

Grandma's Cornflake Chicken

5 from 1 vote
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • cookie sheet
  • 2 gallon ziploc bags
  • cooking spray


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups cornflake cereal crushed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Place chicken pieces into a gallon sized ziploc bag with mayonnaise. Seal bag and squish around with your hands to coat the pieces.
  • Combine crushed cornflakes, Parmesan, salt and pepper in another gallon sized ziploc bag. Seal and shake to mix.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • Place mayo coated chicken chunks into the cornflake bag a little at a time and shake to coat.
  • Drop coated pieces on cookie sheet and continue process until all the chicken is coated.
  • Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes (depending on how large you cut your pieces) or until completely cooked and golden brown.
  • Serve with dipping sauce of your choice.
Keyword chicken, cornflake, mayonnaise, Parmesan

2 thoughts on “Grandma’s Cornflake Chicken”

  1. 5 stars
    This was a HUGE hit tonight with my family (which includes a 5 year old)! My big boy cooks dinner with me every night and this was a great one for him to help with because he could put stuff in the baggies and wiggle it all around without making any mess. We all thought it was delicious and got seconds. So easy and tasty!

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