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Fried Chicken Nuggets

 Fried Chicken Nuggets
In El Dorado, Arkansas, Dorothy Smith stirs together pancake mix and lemon-lime soda to create the quick coating for these tender chicken chunks.
8-10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 2-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2-2/3 cups pancake mix
  • 1-1/2 cups lemon-lime soda
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • Place chicken in a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on
  • high for 6-8 minutes or until juices run clear, stirring every 2
  • minutes; drain. In a shallow bowl, combine the pancake mix, soda and
  • butter.
  • Heat oil in an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer to 375°. Dip
  • chicken cubes into batter; fry in oil, in batches, for about 2
  • minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3 ounces cooked chicken equals 383 calories, 19 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 482 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein.