Grape Nuts oh so crunchy chicken

Irisa Raina 9


This will keep for quite a while, just keep it in a air tight jar.

If you have not used this breading for a while….shake it up to make sure all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

This is for those of you who love seriously crunchy chicken.

If you prefer a not so crisp/crunchy covering, process the cereal till it is almost like the consistency of flour.

I served this with my “ bread and butter green beans” recipe on here, and cheddar potatoes.

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Yields 2 quarts of breading


20 Min


10 Min


Deep Fry


2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 – 24 ounce box grape nuts cereal
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup all purpose flour “ for dredging “
2 cups panko bread crumbs
3 tablespoon onion powder
3 teaspoon dry oregano
2 tablespoons garlic pepper seasoning
1 & ½ teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper “ more or less to taste “
3 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 cup tablespoon turbinado sugar
2 large eggs & 1 teaspoon milk
oil for frying

Directions Step-By-Step

In a food processor pulse 4 or 5 times, or put the cereal in a zip lock baggie, and with a mallet crush the cereal.
Add the 2 cups all purpose flour, 2 cups Panko bread crumbs, 3 tablespoon onion powder, 3 teaspoon dry oregano, 2 tablespoons garlic pepper seasoning, 1 & ½ teaspoons cinnamon, 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper “ more or less to taste “, 3 tablespoon Kosher salt and 1/2 cup tablespoon Turbinado sugar, and put in a jar. Put a lid on and turn up side down to mix.
Pound the chicken to flatten.
Take the 1 cup of flour and put it in a bowl.
Beat the eggs & milk and put them in a separate bowl.
Take 1 & ½ cups of the cereal breading and put them in a separate bowl. The amount of breading will depend on how big the chicken pieces are.
First put the chicken in the plain flour, shake off any excess.
Then the eggs, letting some of the egg drip off.
Then the cereal breading.
Fry in some oil “ covered “ first for about 5 minutes and then remove the cover , turn and finish cooking the chicken.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy