Cornflake Chicken Tenders

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food experience with Cornflake Chicken Tenders. This delightful recipe combines the crispy goodness of cornflake-coated chicken tenders, offering a perfect, easy, and delicious meal for any occasion.


  • Easy to Make: With simple steps and common ingredients, this recipe is perfect for both beginner and seasoned cooks. You can whip up a satisfying meal without spending hours in the kitchen.
  • Deliciously Crispy: The cornflake coating provides a satisfying crunch to every bite of the tender chicken. It’s a delightful texture contrast that makes these chicken tenders stand out.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether you’re planning a family dinner, a weekend lunch, or a game day snack, these Cornflake Chicken Tenders are a versatile and crowd-pleasing choice. They can even be a hit at parties and gatherings.
  • Kid-Friendly Favorite: The combination of crispy chicken and a flavorful dipping sauce makes this recipe a hit with kids. It’s a great way to make mealtime enjoyable for the whole family.


  • Bowls
  • Skillet
  • Tongs
  • Paper-lined plate
  • Measuring cups/spoons


Ingredients for Chicken Tenders

  • Chicken tenders
  • Corn flakes, finely crushed
  • Cornstarch
  • Egg + Milk
  • Vegetable oil


Set up three bowls for coating the chicken tenders with cornstarch, egg wash, and crushed cornflakes.

Heat vegetable oil in a skillet and cook the coated chicken tenders until golden brown and cooked through.

Drain on a paper-lined plate and serve with you preferred dipping sauce.


Can I make the chicken tenders ahead of time? 

For the best crispiness, it’s recommended to enjoy them fresh. However, you can prepare the components in advance.

What sides pair well with Cornflake Chicken Tenders?

These tenders go well with classic sides like coleslaw, potato wedges, or a fresh green salad. Customize based on your preferences.

Can you provide tips for achieving the perfect crispiness in these Chicken Tenders?

Ensure the oil is adequately heated before frying the tenders, and don’t overcrowd the skillet. Cook each side for the specified time to achieve that crispy golden exterior.

Are there alternative ingredients or coatings that can be used for variations?

Certainly! Experiment with different coatings such as panko breadcrumbs, seasoned flour, or even crushed crackers for unique flavors and textures.

Can you suggest a dipping sauce or accompaniment that pairs well with these Chicken Tenders?

Enjoy these crispy delights with your favorite dipping sauce, like BBQ sauce (my favorite recipe is linked here) honey mustard, or ranch dressing for an added burst of flavor.

Cornflake Chicken Tenders

The crispy and flavorful chicken tenders, have a delicious harmony of flavors that will surely satisfy your taste buds and elevate your mealtime experience
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 20 tenders
Calories: 86kcal


  • Bowl
  • three bowls
  • Skillet
  • Tongs
  • Paper-lined plate
  • Measuring cups/spoons


Chicken Tenders

  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 1 ½ cup corn flakes finely crushed
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp egg + 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


Making the Chicken Tenders

  • Set up three bowls – one with cornstarch, one for the egg wash (egg + milk), and the third for crushed cornflakes.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Dredge chicken tenders in cornstarch, then egg wash, and finally, coat with crushed cornflakes.
  • Place tenders in the skillet and cook each side for 3-4 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove and drain on a paper-lined plate.
  • Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce


Serving: 3nuggets | Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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This recipe combines simplicity, incredible taste, and versatility, making it a go-to option for a variety of occasions. From the delightful crunch of the cornflake coating to the harmonious blend of sweet and tangy BBQ sauce, every element is designed to make your mealtime special. Try it once, and it might just become your new favorite comfort food.

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