Cocoa Fried Chicken


Basically, fried chicken nuggets! Pan fry in extra virgin olive oil. Serve with salad if trying to be healthy, or fries if you are past caring!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 to 6 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour for coating

  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder

  • 1 pound chicken tenders

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs

  • 2 cups olive oil for frying


  1. Mix flour and cocoa powder in a shallow dish or plate. One by one, coat chicken pieces in flour mixture, then dip in beaten egg, then in seasoned bread crumbs.

  2. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Fry coated chicken pieces in oil until cooked through and juices run clear (approximately 5 minutes). Drain on paper towels.

Editor's Notes:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature and ingredient density.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

487 Calories
18g Fat
45g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 487
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 606mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 337mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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