Cocoa Fried Chicken

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!"


30 m servings 1159 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 1159 kcal
  • 58%
  • Fat:
  • 92.2 g
  • 142%
  • Carbs:
  • 71.3g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 13.3 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 859 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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 Note:
  • 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.
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  1. 10 Ratings


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...

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 wit...

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 ...

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...

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 no...

not bad at all. I recommend some chilli with the cocoa. got any more cocoa recipes Roddy?

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.

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.

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 ...