Cereal Crusted Chicken Tenders

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Who knew that cereal could be the perfect ingredient for a chicken dish? Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal holds the perfect amount of sweetness and crunch to coat chicken tenders. A great family meal!

Last week I did a little shopping at Walgreens and picked up some Post brand cereal. My husband loves eating a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats in the morning before he heads out to work. I bought a couple varieties of the cereal and decided to use our favorite Crunchy Honey Roasted Honey Bunches of Oats for what would be one of my kids’ new favorite meals.

I love the sweetness of the honey in this cereal and the extra bit of crunchiness. I thought it would be so good to coat our chicken with it for our dinner!

And thus…

…a crazy good chicken dinner was born!
I love the sweetness the cereal added to the chicken. The baking process made the cereal coating nice and crunchy. It was everything I thought it would be and better!
 Did I mention that my kids loved it?
My oldest gave it two thumbs up. And it’s always music to my ears when he says, “More chicken, please!” He loved it!
The little guy thought it was pretty great, too!

And because I used Honey Bunches of Oats, I was able to make a heart healthy recipe for my family. Perfect for American Heart Month!

Post cereals are great for creating heart healthy recipes. I can’t wait to get my creativity on and make another new heart healthy recipe! You can find Post cereals (Honey Bunches of Oats, Fruity Pebbles, Grape Nuts, Great Grains) at your local Walgreens.

Chicken Tenders Crusted with Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal

  • 8-10 chicken tenders
  • 2 c. Crunchy Honey Roasted Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, roughly chopped in chopper or blender
  • 1/2 c. pure olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

Rinse chicken tenders and pat dry with a paper towel. Set aside.

Combine olive oil and garlic powder and place in a shallow dish or container. Place chopped cereal in the same kind of dish.

Start by placing one chicken tender in the oil then turning to coat the other side. Place in chopped cereal and coat the chicken.

Set chicken tenders in a greased 9×13 baking dish. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 400 degrees, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle. Serve with your favorite veggie.



  1. says

    Yum! This looks so good. I love honey bunches of oats but have never thought to use it as a breading. Your boys are adorable!