Wheaties®-Crusted Curry Chicken Tenders

Wheaties cereal isn't just for breakfast anymore. These crunchy tenders are easy to prepare, and a great way to add more whole grains to the dinner table.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4


Cooking spray
tablespoon Dijon mustard
teaspoon salt
teaspoon ground cumin
teaspoon paprika
teaspoons curry powder
cups finely crushed Wheaties™ cereal
boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch-wide strips

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat; top with cooling rack or grill top. Spray rack with cooking spray.
  • 2 In shallow bowl, beat eggs, mustard, salt, cumin, paprika and 1 teaspoon of the curry powder. In another shallow bowl, mix crushed cereal and remaining 2 teaspoons curry powder.
  • 3 Dip chicken strips into egg mixture; coat with cereal mixture. Place chicken on rack. Lightly spray coated chicken with cooking spray.
  • 4 Bake about 20 minutes or until no longer pink in center and golden brown. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

To crush the cereal, place in food processor and process with on/off pulses until fine crumbs form. The crumbs should look like bread crumbs.

Make curried ketchup to go along with your whole grain-covered chicken tenders—mix together 1/2 cup ketchup with lime juice and curry powder to taste.

Pound chicken to tenderize before cutting into strips so tenders don’t toughen during baking.