How to Bread Chicken for Baking Without Bread Crumbs

Breaded baked chicken can get boring using the same old bread crumbs every time. Break out of the bread box and try something different, experimenting with other ingredients to bread chicken, such as corn flakes and crackers. You can use sweetened cornflakes to add a hint of sweetness to the chicken. Or, you can use graham crackers, wheat crackers or cheese crackers depending on your taste preferences. Follow these steps below to bread chicken without using bread crumbs.

Things You'll Need

  • Chicken parts (breast, legs, thigh,etc)
  • One egg
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes or crackers
  • Seasonings (optional)


    • 1

      Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

    • 2

      Crack the egg into a bowl and whisk in 1 tbsp. of water.

    • 3

      Place the crushed crackers or corn flakes in a large bowl and season with salt, pepper and other seasoning of your choice.

    • 4

      Dip the chicken one at a time in the egg wash, then in the corn flakes, or crackers.

    • 5

      Press the crumbs into the chicken, turning it over to get both sides fully coated.

    • 6

      Placed the coated chicken on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until the chicken is golden brown. Serve hot.

Tips & Warnings

  • Crush the crackers or corn flakes by pouring it into a plastic resealable bag and hitting the bag with a mallet or blunt object.
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