Cooking Experts: Help!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by A1 Steak Sauce, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. A1 Steak Sauce

    A1 Steak Sauce Songster

    Nov 6, 2009
    My House
    Well, I'm trying to make some kind of garlic chicken, so I go to the store and get what I thought was everything, but lo and behold, I forgot the corn flakes (of course.) Need those to coat the chicken to give it a nice crunch. Anyway, could I sub Rice Krispies or do I have to have the corn flakes? (Can you tell I'm not good at cooking lol.) I really don't want to have to run all the way back into town. So what do ya'll think?
  2. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Songster

    Feb 6, 2009
    I thought I was a total expert and nobody ever, ever told me about corn flakes. Who'da thunk?

    You can dredge your chicken with flour if you are frying it. Rice crispies should be okay for baking or use no coating at all. Good luck!
  3. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

    Aug 20, 2009
    I would simply use the flour- but yes, you probably could crush the rice krisipies- you have to crush the cornflakes anyway. Or you could make some bread crumbs - lightly toast a couple slices of bread and the put them in the food processor or blender- I myself, if I were doing garlic chicken, would add some italian seasoning to the breadcrumbs when I crushed them. But then again, I grow my own, I add them to EVERYTHING! [​IMG]
  4. Laney

    Laney Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    Spring Hope, NC
    You can also crush up pretzels or corn chips like tortilla's or frito's to sub for corn flakes. If they want you to really crush the heck out of the corn flakes any coarse bread crumb will do, it will just change the flavor a bit from a cornish flavor to a more bready flavor.

    Good luck!

  5. A1 Steak Sauce

    A1 Steak Sauce Songster

    Nov 6, 2009
    My House
    Lol ok, thanks. It was a recipe my Grandma had, and it's baked garlic chicken, not fried, I forgot to say that in the first post lol. I have a storebought can of Italian breadcrumbs... [​IMG]
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I actually have a rice krispie chicken recipe around here somewhere, but can't find it at the moment. Also saltines work in a pinch too! You can run then through your food processor.
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Mom always like to use crushed herb stuffing, the store bought kind, for breading as well. Right after Thanksgiving, so there may be some around!

    The Rice Krispies or bread crumbs will work just fine.

    *disclaimer since I am NOT an expert! [​IMG]
  8. A1 Steak Sauce

    A1 Steak Sauce Songster

    Nov 6, 2009
    My House
    Alrighty, well I appreciate the help! I'll try a couple pieces with Rice Krispies and a couple with bread crumbs to see which I like better. [​IMG]
  9. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    You can also use ritz crackers ....Just watch about the salt....

    Great luck!

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