Em's Chicken

Em's Chicken


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Whenever I have a craving for KFC chicken I make this. I worked there as a kid and this is a lovely family quick recipe that is a healthier version.... Sounds bizarre but tastes good!

emberlie Tasmania, Australia

Serves: 4 

  • chicken thighs - 1-2 per person depending on size
  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 tin of tomatoes or equivalent of fresh
  • parsley or chives, preferably fresh
  • extra cheese for garnish
  • 1 egg
  • Pepper

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:42min 

  1. Crush the cornflakes with a rolling pin in a plastic bag. Place in a bowl with grated cheese. Add chives or parsley then mix to a consistency.
  2. Beat the egg and place in a bowl.
  3. Place a fork in each thigh then dip each one into the egg and then coat in the cornflake mixture. Be sure to entirely coat. Place on a plate suitable for the microwave. Repeat with each piece of chicken using 1-2 plates.
  4. Microwave for 5 minutes. Leave for 1 minutes then microwave for 4 minutes.
  5. Take out of microwave and garnish for top of each thigh with either some sliced fresh tomato or some tinned tomato. Top with a small sprinkle of cheese and some pepper. Microwave for a final 1-2 minutes to melt cheese.


I'd love to use breast chicken for a healthier option but it doesn't provide the moisture in the chicken.


I originally got this recipe and tweaked it a LOT. It involved Parmesan in the original and I don't like parmesan so changed it!

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- 11 Jun 2010

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