1. Preheat oven to 400º.
2, Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Season generously with salt and pepper.
3. In a small bowl, whisk egg with 1 tablespoon of water.
4. In a large bowl mix cornflakes with oil, cayenne and 1 teaspoon salt.
5. Working with one piece at a time, dip chicken in egg mixture, then coat with seasoned cornflakes pressing to help them adhere. Transfer coated pieces to a shallow rimmed baking sheet.
6. Bake until golden brown and crisp, about 30 minutes.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper before serving.
Accompaniment: Spicy corn and peppers