Budget Recipes - “Fried” Chicken

Budget Recipes – Crunchy “Fried” Chicken

This recipe is so simple to make and always goes down well with my kids. It sounds a bit strange, but when it is cooked the cornflakes don’t taste like cornflakes! They just make a crunchy coating.

Ingredients:

8 Chicken legs

2 eggs, beaten

3 handfuls of cornflakes (I just value range ones and they work fine)

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp mixed herbs

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp dried chilli flakes

Pinch of salt

Pinch of pepper

Method:

I quite often cook the chicken in advance and then add the coating and heat it because I find it adheres better to the chicken legs, but you can just use raw legs.

Put beaten eggs in one large bowl. Crush cornflakes in your hands into another large bowl. Add all spices and seasoning to the cornflakes and mix well.

Turn one chicken leg at a time in the bowl of egg and then the cornflakes. Set on a baking tray. I sometimes grease it or use foil because the tray is not fun to clean after. Cook for 20-30 mins at 180c if the chicken was pre-cooked or 40-50 minutes if it was raw.

If you’d rather it wasn’t spicy, omit the chilli flakes.

This goes well with chips, wedges, garlic potatoes and vegetables. My kids always add their own thick coating of ketchup.

 

 

 

 

 

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