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!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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

  • 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

487 calories; 17.8 g total fat; 116 mg cholesterol; 606 mg sodium. 45.1 g carbohydrates; 34.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2003
I was a little disappointed and maybe a little relieved that I could not taste the chocolate in this recipe! I also found that frying the chicken over med-high heat was too high--the chicken was dark brown on the outside and raw in the middle. The coating was crispy and delicious though. I will make this again omitting the cocoa and cooking on a lower heat and I think I will end up with an awesome recipe for chicken nuggets! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2007
As the recipe is written the cocoa powder really doesn't add much. I have made chili in the past with cocoa powder so I added some chili powder and garlic powder as well. It was fantastic with those additions. Cocoa really enhances chili flavors. Try it this way you'll like it!! Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2003
I was a little disappointed and maybe a little relieved that I could not taste the chocolate in this recipe! I also found that frying the chicken over med-high heat was too high--the chicken was dark brown on the outside and raw in the middle. The coating was crispy and delicious though. I will make this again omitting the cocoa and cooking on a lower heat and I think I will end up with an awesome recipe for chicken nuggets! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2003
I was a little disappointed and maybe a little relieved that I could not taste the chocolate in this recipe! I also found that frying the chicken over med-high heat was too high--the chicken was dark brown on the outside and raw in the middle. The coating was crispy and delicious though. I will make this again omitting the cocoa and cooking on a lower heat and I think I will end up with an awesome recipe for chicken nuggets! Read More
(25)
Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2007
As the recipe is written the cocoa powder really doesn't add much. I have made chili in the past with cocoa powder so I added some chili powder and garlic powder as well. It was fantastic with those additions. Cocoa really enhances chili flavors. Try it this way you'll like it!! Read More
(21)
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2003
Although not what I was expecting this turned out well. Cocoa adds nothing to this I'm not even sure why it's an ingredient. I couldn't taste it smell it or see it. So don't let it scare you from trying this. This is just another fried chicken nugget recipe. Everyone who tried it liked it. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2007
I made this and my husband asked me not to make it again to go back to my original recipe for frying chicken. I thought it was ok but the cocoa powder didn't add anything special to it its not like it tasted chocolatey! Thanks for letting me try something different. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2007
First off I will begin by saying that the end product turned out good. I don't quite understand the coco powder part of the recipe. It doesn't change the taste. Also I used 3 chicken breasts. I wasn't quite sure how many pounds that was but I ran out of egg before I was done. So I had to add another egg. I also wondered why so much flour was called for. I had tons left over when I was done. Same goes for the bread crumbs. I also ran out of oil in the pan. Maybe I shouldn't have cut up the chicken in so little of pieces. So even though there were some complications during the cooking the end product turned out fine. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/08/2004
not bad at all. I recommend some chilli with the cocoa. got any more cocoa recipes Roddy? Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/20/2006
i accidentally used 1 T cocoa instead of 1 tsp... but it still didn't have a chocolatey flavor! this is a good recipe idea but i'll need to work on getting the flavor right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2005
I tried this recipe for dinner last night with my young son. He and I loved it. There were no leftovers! I will definately have this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2013
I did not taste the cocoa and did not see how it enhanced the recipe at all but maybe that was a good thing? All in all just a good basic recipe for frying small cuts of chicken. I used about a pound of tenderloins and it worked out good for me. Read More
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