Crazy-Good Captain Crunch Chicken

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Captain Crunch ChickenCaptain Crunch chicken is one of those foods that sound a little weird at first, but the more you think about it, the more brilliant the idea becomes. Then you taste it, and wonder why on earth it took you so long to discover it.

This recipe from Souffle Bombay uses just a few ingredients including the secret one that sets it apart from any ordinary chicken -- Cap'n Crunch cereal. The cereal mixed with panko crumbs (Japanese-style bread crumbs) provides a crunchy coating to the moist chicken. It's a delicious combination of salty and sweet, and your family will flip for it.

Captain Crunch Chicken

2 cups of plain Cap'n Crunch cereal
1 cup panko crumbs
Salt & pepper (optional)
1 TBS mayonnaise
4 boneless chicken breasts, sliced into strips

Preheat your oven to 375.

Lightly oil or spray your baking pan. Ground the Cap'n Crunch in your food processor (or have the kids hit a sealed gallon bag with a rubber mallet or small frying pan).

Combine the Cap'n Crunch, panko, and salt & pepper then spread the mixture out on a plate (you may want to only put half on the plate in case you don't use it all ... reserving the rest for the next time you make these).

With clean hands, spread just a bit of mayo on each chicken strip, and then coat each strip in coating mixture.

Place strips on your baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and cooked through. It really depends on the thickness of your chicken.


Image via Souffle Bombay

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craft... craftycatVT

I do this, but use vanilla almond Special K instead of Captain crunch.

areilley areilley

Nice.  Going to try this later this week.

suziejax suziejax

never heard of this,, this is interesting!

kadee... kadeegrace

this sounds wonderful and fun!!!!!

starr... starreyedcutie

Wow kinda odd but I want to try it

mamivon2 mamivon2

sure why not.. worth a try.. thank you

Mrs.P... Mrs.Pool2Be

I don't think it sounds appealing but that's because I don't like for savory foods to have any kind of sweet taste to them.  If I want something sweet, I'll grab a cookie not a piece of chicken.  LOL

aneela aneela

will have to try this...thanks

MamaM... MamaMandee

My kids love both chicken strips & capn crunch, I have to make this for them for sure.

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