Cocoa Fried Chicken

    20 mins

    Don't get intimidated by the addition of cocoa powder to this chicken dish! Trust me, it's good.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 200g plain flour for coating
    • 2 tsp cocoa powder
    • pinch of freshly ground black pepper
    • 900g chicken mini fillets
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 200g fresh breadcrumbs
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil for frying

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Mix flour, cocoa powder and pepper in a shallow dish or plate.
    2. One by one, coat mini chicken fillets in flour mixture, then dip in beaten egg, then in breadcrumbs.
    3. In a large frying pan heat oil over medium high heat.
    4. Shallow fry coated chicken pieces in oil until cooked through, approximately 5 minutes.
    5. Drain on kitchen roll and serve.

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    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!  -  25 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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!!  -  21 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  12 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)