Cornflake chicken nuggets

cornflake chicken nuggets

Enjoy these healthy style chicken nuggets that use crushed cornflakes as a light batter. You can cook them in the oven for just 20 minutes, so there’s no need for a deep fat fryer.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4 people


  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts (500g)
  • 125g Tesco Cornflakes
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten


Preheat the oven to 200°C / fan 180°C / gas 6.

Put the cornflakes in a food processor and whizz until finely ground.

Alternatively, tip into a plastic food bag, wrap the bag in a tea towel and crush finely with a rolling pin.

Put the cornflakes in a shallow bowl and the flour in a second and the beaten eggs in a third.

Season the flour and eggs generously with salt and pepper.

Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper.

Working with a handful of chicken pieces at a time, coat first in the seasoned flour, shaking off the excess, then the beaten egg, turning to coat thinly, but thoroughly.

Last, dip the chicken in the crushed cornflakes, making sure each piece is completely covered.

Space the coated pieces out on the baking tray and repeat until all the chicken is done.

Cook for 20 minutes, turning halfway through, until golden, crisp and cooked through.

Serve with salad and a handful of oven chips.