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Air Fryer Corn Flakes Chicken Tenders Recipe (Oven Bake Too)

These easy Air Fryer Corn Flakes Chicken Tenders are extra crunchy deliciousness. This recipe can be made oven-baked or in your air fryer for a tasty (and healthier) alternative to frying. These make for a tasty and quick dinner or the perfect fried chicken for chicken and waffles.

Corn Flakes Chicken Tenders Cooked and displayed on plate with ranch dressing dip

Try these Oven-Baked or Air Fryer Corn Flakes Chicken Tenders for a quick meal.

These crispy Corn Flakes Chicken Tenders make an easy, filling meal. Simple to prepare and it’s a light and healthier dinner option.

The great thing about air fryer or oven-baked chicken tenders is you get the satisfaction of crunchy chicken without adding high calories. Traditional frying of chicken strips is certainly faster, but the high amount of trans fats absorbed by chicken isn’t the healthiest option for your family.

Corn Flakes chicken only needs a few main ingredients so the prep is easy. I buy the already cut chicken tenders but you could use small chicken breasts (adjust bake time accordingly). You’ll also need a box of Corn Flakes, table salt, 2 eggs and buttermilk.

The corn flakes crust is tasty on its own, but you can always add a variety of spices from your pantry to give the crust extra flavors.

Corn Flakes Chicken Tenders raw ingredients on table.

 

How to Serve Air Fryer Corn Flakes Chicken Tenders

Air Fryer or oven-baked chicken tenders can be served in a variety of ways!

  • As an appetizer
  • On top of a salad
  • Over waffles (of course!)
  • Main meal with your favorite side dishes
  • Crunchy chicken soft tacos
  • Chicken tenders Caeser salad wrap

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How to Make Corn Flakes Chicken Tenders

To start, soak the chicken tenders in buttermilk for 30 minutes. This tenderizes the chicken and allows for the corn flakes to stick better.

Pour the corn flakes into a gallon-sized zip lock baggie, seal and crush the cornflakes into small bits. It’s easy to use your hands or a rolling pin to break up the cornflakes into tiny flakes. Lightly salt and pepper the cornflakes and add other spices you prefer to the bag and shake it to mix in the spices.

Crack 2 eggs into a bowl and whip with a fork.

Next, we coat the chicken tenders. Coat a piece of chicken with cornflakes, dip it in the eggs and then give it one more coating in the corn flakes. You can seal the bag and shake it to get a really good coating.

Oven-Baked Directions: Place the tenders on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking oil. Bake for 17-20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Air Fryer Directions: 7-8 minutes on each side at 400 degrees.

** If you’re an Air Fryer fan, then make sure to check out these 3 Ingredient Air Fryer Chicken Legs with a ranch seasoning.

Coating chicken strips in baggie full of cornflakes

 

Corn Flakes Chicken Tender Ingredients

  • 12 ounce Box Corn Flakes>
  • 1lb Chicken Tender Strips
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Buttermilk
  • Salt and Pepper Seasoning
  • Large Freezer Bag

Oven-Baked Chicken Tender Directions

  1. Soak Chicken Tenders in buttermilk for 30 minutes.
  2. Spray your baking pan with non-stick cooking oil or line with parchment paper.
  3. >Pour Cornflakes into a freezer bag and crush into fine pieces.
  4. Add light salt and pepper to the flakes in the bag and shake the bag to disperse the spices
  5. Whip eggs in a bowl (use a bowl just large enough to dip the chick tenders).
  6. Coat the chicken tender in the cornflakes.
  7. Dip in the egg and coat a second time in the cornflakes.
  8. Arrange on a baking sheet.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 17-20 minutes, until golden brown.

Air Fryer Corn Flakes Chicken Tender Directions

Follow the same 1-7 steps above to prepare the corn flakes chicken.

  1. Heat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray one side of the chicken with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Make sure you place the sprayed side on the racks.
  4. Cook for 7 minutes.
  5. Remove the chicken tenders and spray the other side with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Place the sprayed side on the racks.
  7. Cook for 7-8 minutes until golden brown.

Serve these corn flakes chicken tenders with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Up close look at these Corn Flakes chicken fingers cooked and displayed on baking sheet.

Air Fryer or Oven Baked Corn Flakes Chicken Tenders

Cornflake Chicken Fingers Cooked and displayed on plate with ranch dressing dip

These crispy baked Corn Flakes Chicken Tenders make an easy, filling meal. Simple to prepare and it's a light and healthy dinner option. Great for kids and adults. Sever as an appetizer, over a salad or as a main dish.

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 ounce Box Corn Flakes
  • 1lb Chicken Tender Strips
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Buttermilk
  • Salt and Pepper Seasoning
  • Large Freezer Bag

Instructions

Oven-Baked:

  1. Soak Chicken Tenders in buttermilk for 30 minutes.
  2. Spray your baking pan with non-stick cooking oil or line with parchment paper.
  3. Pour Corn Flakes into a freezer bag and crush into fine pieces.
  4. Add light salt and pepper to the flakes in the bag and shake the bag to disperse the spices.
  5. Whip eggs in bowl (use a bowl just large enough to dip the chick tenders).
  6. Coat the chicken tender in the cornflakes.
  7. Dip in the egg and coat a second time in the cornflakes.
  8. Arrange on baking sheet.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Air Fryer Directions

Follow the same 1-7 steps above to prepare the corn flakes chicken.

  1. Heat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray one side of the chicken with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Make sure you place the sprayed side on the racks.
  4. Cook for 7 minutes.
  5. Remove the chicken tenders and spray the other side with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Place the sprayed side on the racks.
  7. Cook for 7-8 minutes until golden brown.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 731Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 1869mgCarbohydrates: 100gFiber: 4gSugar: 14gProtein: 35g

The nutritional values are estimates and not exact.

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