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Air Fryer Cornflake Chicken for the WIN!

Air Fryer Cornflake Chicken For The Win!

⭐️More juicy air fried chicken!⭐️
🍗More like ‘air-baked’ in a super juicy way!❤️

Tonight, I learned that some air fryer recipes can save me TIME & turn out just a little bit tastier!
(recipe at bottom)

😃So, Besides my delicious 2sp air fryer shrimp melt (see previous post), I also made cornflake chicken in the air fryer tonight AND the toaster oven so the family could do a true comparison. I can only fit 4 chicken drumsticks in my 3.2 quart Farberware air fryer, so I wanted to make the rest at the same time….

The family agreed that the chicken in the AIR FRYER edged out our traditional oven cooked version that I have made for years.

🤔WHY? Because the air fryer version of my traditional cornflake chicken was so juicy, it almost squirts at you! 🤣One of my kids pointed out that the cornflake crust was evenly cooked all around instead of a little mashed down and squished on one side (which when I remember to use a wire rack, I can avoid that, but I usually skip it as it would be one more thing to clean).

BUT another reason my traditional recipe gets a big plus in my book was because it only takes ❇️20 minutes❇️ in the air fryer, but it takes approx. 45 minutes at 350 in my toaster oven.

 ⏲Time saving AND juicy? Oh, yeah!

RECIPE:

🔹Cornflake Chicken Drumsticks🔹

🔸Prep Time: 10-15 min
🔸Cook time: 20 minutes in air fryer at 370, 45 minutes in oven
🔸SmartPoints: 13sp for 2 chicken drumsticks or 7sp for 1
(always put your own info into the recipe builder for accuracy)
🔸Serves: 4 with two pieces per person

Ingredients:

  • 8 chicken legs
  • 1/4 cup Wondra (or any flour)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 Eggs
  • Splash of Milk (up to 2 tbsp of skim or any milk)
  • 2 cups cornflakes (I used Kellogg’s)
  • Cooking spray or I like Canola Oil Spray

Instructions:
1. Spray air fryer with canola oil spray
2. Use 3 bowls for dipping the chicken into:
1. Wondra with a little salt and pepper
2. Whisk the two eggs & milk
3. Crush the two cups of cornflakes
3. Wash & Dry defrosted or fresh chicken drumsticks
4. Dip each in flour mixture, then the egg mixture, and finally, coat with the cornflakes
5. Place into air fryer leaving a little space around each one for air flow.
6. Spray the tops with canola oil spray (or similar)
7. Bake at 370 for 10 minutes, then pull out basket and flip each piece over, respray the tops and bake for 10 more minutes or until juices run clear.

🔆Then, get out a napkin because these chicken legs will be super duper juicy! Enjoy!

Additional Oven Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes or until juices run clear
  • Spray Pan with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper
  • If you have a wire rack that fits inside the baking pan, you can use that as well, but spray it first so nothing sticks to it.

👩‍🍳Someday I will leave the kitchen…someday when I get tired of air frying! Oh, my! I have been having a blast learning how to use this new gadget. I love a tool that can make my life easier and better….and tastier! Oh, how fabulous! Just had to share!

I am also sharing the almost identical Cornflake Chicken boneless thighs recipe.  Great for sandwiches!

🔹Disneylady’s Cornflake Chicken Boneless Thighs🔹
Air Fryer or Oven
(If you need a lot of them, you’ll have to make them in the oven, but the air fryer rocks and is easier to clean than a giant pan and wire rack)
#disneyladyscornflakechickenthighs

🔸Serving Size: 2 pieces
SmartPoints: 8 sp for 2 thighs or 4 sp for 1 thigh
(But always calculate your own ingredients in the recipe builder as the weight of the raw thighs will vary with every package you purchase)

🔹Ingredients:
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (approx 2 lbs)
1/4 cup Wondra (or any flour)
Salt & Pepper
2 Eggs
Splash of Milk (up to 2 tbsp of skim or any milk)
2 cups cornflakes (I used Kellogg’s)
Cooking spray or I like Canola Oil Spray

🔹General Air Fryer Instructions:
1. Spray air fryer with canola oil spray
2. Use 3 bowls for dipping the chicken into:
1. Wondra with a little salt and pepper
2. Whisk the two eggs & milk
3. Crush the two cups of cornflakes
3. Wash & Dry defrosted or fresh chicken thighs.
4. Dip each in flour mixture, then the egg mixture, and finally, coat with the cornflakes
5. Place into air fryer leaving a little space around each one for air flow.
6. Spray the tops with canola oil spray (or similar)
7. Bake at 370 for 9 minutes, then pull out basket and flip each piece over, respray the tops and bake for 7-9 more minutes or until juices run clear. Baking time depends on how thick they are.

🔆These make GREAT chicken sandwiches or as a main entree! Juicy and delicious! Crunchy and a joy to eat!!! YUM!!!!

💠Additional Oven Instructions:
Follow all the same prep directions…
Preheat oven to 350.
Bake 20-30 minutes or more…..or until juices run clear. Cooking time depends on thickness of the chicken thighs.
Spray Pan with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper
If you have a wire rack that fits inside the baking pan, you can use that as well, but spray it first so nothing sticks to it. Nice to flip them halfway through cooking.

Mmmm. Crispy Cornflake Chicken Thighs!

Mmmm. Crispy Cornflake Chicken Thighs!

 

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