Thursday, October 13, 2016

Cookbook Countdown: Flake Baked Chicken

More crushed corn flakes from Desperation Dinners tonight with Flake Baked Chicken (p266).  And this is where the flattened chicken that I did a couple of nights ago came from. Oh well.

Flatten the chicken by putting in between waxed paper and beating it with a rolling pin. Put it on a baking sheet and coat the top with mayonnaise. Make a topping of crushed (corn or wheat) flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Bake at 475F for 15 minutes until the crumbs are brown.

I decided to do this under the broiler, which was a bad decision. The crumbs were black within 10 minutes, so I scraped them off and let the chicken cook a bit longer.

In the oven, rather than in the broiler, this is another pretty good way to do chicken. The mayo adds a nice moisture without adding much taste. (We're not big mayo people here.) The corn flakes add some crunch. You could add your favorite spice to give the topping a bit more character. 

Stop by Cookbook Countdown to see what other folks are making from their October cookbook. If you've got books on your shelf wanting to be used, why don't you choose one and join in?


  1. We are a big fan of mayo, so my family would certainly enjoy this meal! The side dishes of the egg plant and pasta looks like the perfect accompaniment to the chicken!

  2. I never thought of using cornflakes for the crumb coating. Although I have used crushed croutons in a rush. Looks delicious.