Cornflake Chicken & Waffles

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Ever made cornflake chicken (or Corn Flake, however you prefer to write it)?  If you are from the south, you probably have…  This is our recipe with a spin or two thrown in.  First of all, you can totally just make cornflake chicken and have it with any side of your choice… green beans, mashed potatoes, a salad – whatever makes you happy.  OR you can grab your frozen waffles and pop them in the toaster for a couple of minutes, top them with your chicken and drizzle with syrup and you won’t be disappointed.

Way way back when I was a single mom, my kids loved cornflake chicken.  One particular week I bought frosted flakes by mistake instead of cornflakes and because I refused to waste the cereal we made frosted flake chicken instead – and now Cady won’t have it any other way.  It makes it a little sweeter.  If you want traditional cornflake chicken, just buy corn flakes instead.  I think if your having your chicken with waffles the frosted flakes give it more of a breakfasty goodness feel.  And we all know that breakfast for dinner is almost always a WIN!

1. Preheat oven to 375 and spray your baking dish with cooking spray.  Gather your supplies.  Here’s what you’ll need:

Chicken, butter, and Frosted Flakes (or cornflakes...)

Chicken cut into strips, butter, and Frosted Flakes (or cornflakes…)

2. Melt your butter (I melt an entire stick).  While your butter is melting, add 2 – 3 cups of flakes into a large Ziploc bag.

For some reason I love melted butter... anyway, melt a stick for a little over a minute.

For some reason I love melted butter… anyway, melt a stick for a little over a minute.

Crush the flakes into tiny pieces and pour into a bowl.

Crush the flakes into tiny pieces and pour into a bowl.

3. Set up your “dredge” station.

chicken/melted butter/crushed flakes/ greased baking dish

chicken/melted butter/crushed flakes/ greased baking dish

Dip your chicken in the melted butter.

Dip your chicken in the melted butter. Make sure it gets good and soaked by that buttery goodie.

Roll it in the crushed flaked.  Pack some extra flakes on there if needed.  You want to make sure it's covered.

Cover it with the crushed flakes. Pack some extra flakes on there if needed. You want to make sure it’s completely covered.

Place in your baking dish.  Don't squish the pieces together.  Give each tender room.  If you put too many the chicken will get soggy.

Place chicken in your baking dish. Don’t squish the pieces together. Give each chicken tender a bit of room. If you put too many pieces in the dish, the chicken will get soggy.

4. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 375.

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4. Serve it up just like that with a side of your choice…

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OR…

5. Toast some frozen waffles, add the chicken on top and drizzle with syrup.   (You could also make your own waffles but this girl doesn’t usually have time for that…).

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Enjoy!

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