As an avid Scandal fan, I’ve decided to find ways to incorporate popcorn into different meals – because Olivia Pope is officially the only human who can sustain herself on wine and popcorn alone. The rest of us need a little somethin’ extra.

I give you – Popcorn and Cereal-Crusted Chicken.

Use the dijon mustard for a mellower taste, go with straight egg for a spicier kick or just make one of each and share like I did.

Popcorn and Corn Flake Crusted Chicken Two Ways

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:35-45 minutes
  • Total Time:40-50 minutes
  • Servings:2 servings
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 bag of popcorn
  • 1 cup corn flakes
  • 1/2 cup dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 eggs
  • Butter (to cover pan)
Photo by Shalayne Pulia
Photo by Shalayne Pulia

Step 1

Heat oven to 350°F. Rinse and dry chicken breasts. Cover a baking pan with tin foil and butter. Set aside.

Step 2

Make popcorn. Crush popcorn and corn flakes in a plastic bag then pour in a dish. Fill one bowl with dijon mustard and another with beaten eggs.

Photo by Shalayne Pulia
Photo by Shalayne Pulia

Step 3

For spicier chicken: Dip breasts in eggs and then coat with crushed popcorn and corn flakes.

For mellower mustard chicken: Dip breasts in dijon mustard and then coat with crushed popcorn and corn flakes.

Place in pan and cover with seasonings and cheese.

Photo by Shalayne Pulia
Photo by Shalayne Pulia

Step 4

Bake for 35-45 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.

Step 5

Serve with grilled asparagus or other vegetable. Enjoy!

Photo by Shalayne Pulia
Photo by Shalayne Pulia