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overhead view of chex chicken in a white bowl with chopsticks and cashews

Chinese Chex Chicken

sticky chicken breaded in Chex cereal served over rice with vegetables
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4


For the Chicken

  • 1 pound chicken cut in 2 inch pieces
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1½- 2 cups Honey Nut Chex slightly crushed
  • tablespoon flour
  • Salt & pepper

For the Sauce

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili paste
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • A few grates of fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Add Ons

  • 2 cups rice cooked
  • Cooked Vegetable ideas: bell peppers, snap peas, green onions, carrots


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray with olive oil.
  • In a bowl, combine the Chex, flour, salt, and pepper
  • Toss the chicken in the milk. Coat the chicken in the chex mixture, flipping to make sure all sides are coated.
  • Place the chicken on the parchment lined baking sheet. Spray or brush the chicken with olive oil.
  • Cook the chicken for 15 - 18 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and breading is golden brown.
  • Make the sauce: In a pan combine all sauce ingredients and1/4 cup water. Simmer 5 minutes until sauce is thick. Add chicken to pan and toss until chicken is coated in sauce.
  • Serve with rice and vegetables!


images & text © North Coast Eats. recipe adapted from Damn Delicious