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Crispy Corn Flake Chicken

Chicken breasts marinated in seasoned sour cream and coated in seasoned corn flakes. This is the ultimate moist and crunchy chicken recipe.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Jessica Knott

Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken breasts , halved horizontally (=6)
  • Sour Cream Mixture
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream , light or full fat
  • 1 medium clove garlic , minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • cayenne pepper , 1-2 light dashes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Breaded Mixture
  • 4-6 cups crushed corn flake's cereal
  • 1/2 cup RITZ Crackers
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • cayenne pepper , 1-4 dashes (see notes)
  • 6 tablespoons butter , melted - optional

Instructions

  • In a medium shallow bowl, combine sour cream, minced garlic, salt, pepper, paprika and whisk to combine well. Taste sour cream mixture and add cayenne pepper if desired. Adjust mixture according to taste and set aside. Prepare 1 to 2 pans with foil and olive oil or nonstick cooking spray for chicken to marinate on. To prepare chicken, cut each piece horizontally evenly. You should have 6 pieces now. Double layer paper towel on the counter top and Carefully wash chicken under cold water. and place 3 pieces on bottom then layer paper towel on top of that and place the other 3 on top, patting the chicken dry. Place 1 piece of chicken in shallow bowl and cover it well with sour cream mixture on both side, and place on prepared baking sheet, repeat until done and place in refrigerate for 2 hours. In the meantime, place cornflakes in the blender and blend for a few seconds until it's chopped into small pieces. Place crumbs in a long dish, add crushed RITZ Crackers, seasoning and mix well. Taste seasoning and adjust spices to taste.
  • Once chicken is done marinating, prepare a dish that will fit chicken. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare baking dish by coating with foil and use nonstick cooking spray to coat foil. Place sour cream chicken in corn flake dish and coat both sides well, pressing corn flakes into chicken. Repeat until done and pour remainder of crumbs over chicken. Melt butter and drizzle over top, if desired. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour. Uncover the foil the last 25 minutes of baking.

Notes

*Chicken doesn't need to be marinated but tastes better and is moister. If not marinating, simply follow the next steps to prepare pan, preheat oven, and coat in seasoned corn flakes.