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Crispy Cornflake Chicken with Winter Slaw

A healthier take on crispy chicken, this air-fried cornflake-crusted chicken with winter slaw is a true quick and easy weeknight winner. 

Cornflake Chicken with Winter Slaw​

Are you ready for crunch in every bite? This air fried crispy chicken and tangy winter slaw create a perfect balance of flavours and textures, that will have everyone begging for second helpings. 

Why bread with cornflakes?

Traditionally, breading food involves flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs. However, substituting breadcrumbs with cornflakes adds a distinctive twist, providing a unique flavour and crunchy texture that elevates the taste of the dish. 

On top of that, cornflakes are a popular choice for breading due to their exceptional ability to retain their crunchiness when fried or baked, which makes them an excellent option for creating crispy outer layers on dishes while keeping the interior tender and juicy.

So, next time you’re looking to add a crunchy twist to your dishes, don’t hesitate to try using cornflakes as a breading – you’ll be amazed by the delicious results.

Cornflake Chicken with Winter Slaw​

For the love of food. 

Indulge in our mouthwatering combo of crispy and crunchy cornflake chicken paired with our refreshing winter slaw. Cap off the evening with our delectable cardamom citrus crumble muffins for the perfect end to your meal.

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For even more culinary inspiration and delicious recipes, be sure to check out our other recipes on our website.  See our Instagram recipe video here. Happy cooking!

Cornflake Chicken with Winter Slaw​

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you add the oil to the breaded mixture? 

Adding oil to the breading mixture moistens, binds, and creates a crispy texture and flavour while preventing dryness or burning during cooking. This produces a consistently delicious and evenly cooked final product.

What is celeriac?

Absolutely! Just make sure to use a plant-based Celeriac, also known as celery root, which is a type of root vegetable that is part of the celery family. It has a rough, gnarled exterior that is often removed to reveal a creamy white interior. Celeriac has a slightly sweet, nutty flavour and a crisp, crunchy texture that makes it a popular ingredient in soups, stews, and salads.

What can I use instead of celeriac?


  • Parsnips: These have a similar texture and mild, sweet flavour to celeriac, making them a good substitute. 
  • Turnips: They have a similar texture and slightly sweet flavour that works well in many recipes.
  • Jicama: This root vegetable has a crunchy texture similar to celeriac and a slightly sweet, nutty flavour.
  • Kohlrabi: This vegetable has a similar texture to celeriac and a slightly sweet, mild flavour.


Cornflake Chicken with Winter Slaw​
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Cornflake Chicken with Winter Slaw​

Crispy Cornflake Chicken with Winter Slaw

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  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: 30 - 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2


A healthier take on crispy chicken, this air-fried cornflake-crusted chicken with winter slaw is a true quick and easy weeknight winner.



For the Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 3 cups /75g cornflakes
  • 1/4 cup/ 25g parmesan
  • Pinch of fine Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

For the Winter Slaw

  • 1/2 Small Celeriac (500g roughly)
  • 1 green apple
  • 1/3 cup/80g Mayonaise
  • 1 Tbsp Wholegrain Mustard
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Tbsp of Capers, chopped
  • Handful of Parsley, finely chopped


  1. Prepare your chicken fillets. Place them between two sheets of baking paper, and using a rolling pin or heavy object, pound the fillets until about 1cm thick throughout. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the cornflakes, parmesan, salt and garlic powder into your mini food processor or crush it up in a zip lock bag to create the crumb coating. Once cornflakes are roughly 2mm in size,, add the oil and pulse a few times more until well combined, this allows for an even distribution. Stir the sesame seeds through the cornflake crumb.
  3. Beat egg in a separate bowl and season with salt and pepper. Put the cornflake crumb mixture in another bowl. Dip the chicken in the egg and then the cornflake breading, and repeat to coat the chicken in a double coating. Air fry at 190C for 6 minutes until golden and crisp.
  4. For the winter slaw, start by peeling the celeriac, then slice thinly and julienning into fine strips. Do the same with the apple (there’s no need to peel it).
  5. Combine the mayo, mustard, chopped capers and lemon juice in a separate bowl.
  6. Add the chopped parsley, julienned celeriac and apple into the mayo mixture and toss well.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Quick and Easy
  • Method: Air Fryer


  • Serving Size: Serves 2
  • Calories: 1140.5kcal
  • Sugar: 69.63g
  • Sodium: 1326.62mg
  • Fat: 69.48g
  • Carbohydrates: 69.63g
  • Fiber: 9.31g
  • Protein: 62.75g
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