Rainbow Fried Chicken Recipe

Experience a vibrant and playful twist on a classic favorite with this Rainbow Fried Chicken. Coated with Fruity Pebbles for an extra crispy and colorful texture, this recipe transforms traditional fried chicken into a fun, eye-catching dish that’s perfect for parties or to jazz up a family meal. Dive into the sweet and savory crunch of each bite and enjoy a burst of colors and flavors that are sure to impress.


  • All-purpose Flour: 2 1/3 cups
  • Garlic Powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Onion Powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Salt: 3 tablespoons
  • Pepper: 1 tablespoon
  • Fruity Pebbles: 4 cups
  • Eggs: 5, beaten
  • Frying Oil: 3 quarts
  • Chicken Tenders: 3, cut in half lengthwise


  1. Prepare the Coating:
    • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Prep the Chicken:
    • Dip each chicken tender half into the flour mixture, then into the beaten eggs, and finally coat them generously with Fruity Pebbles.
  3. Fry the Chicken:
    • Preheat the frying oil to 350°F in a large pot (ensure the pot is large enough to prevent overflow).
    • Carefully add the coated chicken tenders to the hot oil and fry until golden and crispy, about 4 minutes.
  4. Serve:
    • Drain the fried chicken on paper towels to remove excess oil.
    • Serve hot and enjoy the playful burst of colors and flavors!


  • Oil Temperature: Ensure the oil is at the correct temperature before adding the chicken to achieve the perfect crispiness without burning.
  • Safety First: Use a deep, sturdy pot and maintain a safe distance to prevent oil splashes during frying.
  • Serving Suggestion: Pair the chicken with a light, creamy dip or a simple green salad to balance the sweetness of the Fruity Pebbles.


  1. Can I bake the chicken instead of frying?
    • Yes, you can bake the coated chicken at 375°F for 20-25 minutes or until crispy, though the texture may differ slightly from frying.
  2. How do I store leftover fried chicken?
    • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven to maintain crispiness.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 19 minutes

Yield: 3 servings

Category: Main Course

Method: Frying

Cuisine: American

Diet: Omnivore


Rainbow Fried Chicken brings a whimsical and delicious update to a beloved dish. Perfect for anyone looking to add a splash of color and fun to their cooking, this recipe promises a delightful experience both in making and eating. So why not give your next meal a rainbow makeover and enjoy this creative and tasty twist on fried chicken?

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