Oven-Fried Cornflake Mixture Chicken! This is a great weeknight recipe that satisfies your craving for a flavorful fried chicken without breaking out the deep fryer!
My husband, Andrew, grew up cooking and eating from the behemoth of a book that is the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. On one of the rare occasions when I let him take over my kitchen, he made me an Oven-Fried chicken from said book, which was a revelation.
Fried chicken without all that oil
It was a platter of crunchy and juicy chicken that didn’t guzzle a gallon of oil! The secret to the success of this recipe was to coat the chicken cutlets in crunchy cornflakes to achieve that crisp crust.
Indian cornflake mixture is the equivalent to American trail mix
When I realized that cornflakes were the unsung hero of this dish, I immediately knew that I wanted to tweak this recipe with a familiar Indian snack I grew up eating called “mixture”.
Mixture is basically the equivalent of American trail mix! Like trail mix, there are many variations which have different combinations of nuts, fruits, and savory bits. The mixture that I thought I could use was Cornflake Mixture! This mixture features cornflakes, peanuts, and raisins tossed in a spice mixture of fennel seeds, curry leaves, and chili powder. Each bite alternates between nutty, spicy, and sweet.
You can buy this cornflake mixture in your local Indian grocery store or online or easily and delicious it is to make cornflake mixture at home via my recipe. It gives you the control over how you spice your flavorful snack which is crushed and used to coat the cutlets before they bake and crisp up in the oven.Print