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Double-Coated Cornflake Crumb Fried Chicken Strips on Black Wired Basket

Double-Coated Cornflake Crumb Fried Chicken

Double-Coated Cornflake Crumb Fried Chicken, flavourful, tender, double dipped, golden and crispy strips of chicken breast that's perfect to serve for brunch, lunch or dinner! This recipe is super easy to make and sure to be a hit with both adults and children!
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Brine Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 35 mins
Course Chicken & Poultry, Main Dishes & Entrees
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • Air Fryer (Optional)



  • 4-5 Boneless Chicken Breasts large, cut into strips/pieces
  • 2 cups Water enough to cover chicken
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Kosher Salt

Flour Mixture

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 tbsp Paprika or Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tbsp Dry Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper

Buttermilk Egg Wash

  • 3 Eggs beaten
  • 1 cup Buttermilk

Cornflake Crumb

  • 3 1/2 cups Cornflakes crushed


  • Canola/Vegetable Oil for frying


  • In a medium sized glass dish (preferably with lid), combine water, brown sugar, and salt for brine; whisk together until sugar and salt dissolved. Add chicken pieces and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours (highly recommended). Once done, remove chicken from brine, drain and discard the remaining brine.
    chicken strips in brine
  • In a shallow dish, add flour and season with paprika or smoked paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dry mustard, oregano and black pepper; set aside. In another shallow dish add crushed cornflakes. Then, in a large bowl add beaten eggs and buttermilk, whisk together until combined; set aside.
    herbs and spices in silver dish
  • Dredge chicken pieces in the flour mixture first, then shake off the excess. Next, dip into the buttermilk mixture and coat in crushed cornflakes. Then dip into the buttermilk mixture again and coat in crushed cornflakes for the final time; set pieces aside on a lined wired rack until all chicken pieces coated.
    cornflake coated chicken on wire rack
  • Over medium high heat, heat oil in a large dutch oven or heavy bottom pot. Working in batches, fry chicken pieces for about 7-10 minutes depending on size and thickness or until done (heated through, with juices that run clear) flipping once at the halfway point. If using an air fryer, air fry for 15 minutes flipping once at the halfway point on 360°F (182°C). Repeat the process until all chicken pieces are cooked.
    chicken pieces frying in hot oil
  • Remove from hot oil and drain on a clean lined wire rack. Allow to cool slightly and serve with waffles, or your favourite side!
    Double-Coated Cornflake Crumb Fried Chicken Strips on Black Wired Basket


No Buttermilk? - Instead of buying buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice or white vinegar to 1 cup of room temperature milk. Mix together and let sit for 5 minutes.
see detailed notes above for additional tips.
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