Sweet 'n' Nutty Fried Chicken Recipe

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I came up with this recipe when I wanted to try something a little different. Everyone liked the golden crunchy coating.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups Special K cereal
  • 1 cup honey crunch wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons onion soup mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

14 ounce-weight: 825 calories, 50g fat (22g saturated fat), 215mg cholesterol, 787mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 61g protein.


  1. In a food processor, combine the cereal, wheat germ, soup mix and pepper; process until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Dip chicken in butter, then coat generously with cereal mixture.
  2. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Nutty Fried Chicken in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p32

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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s_pants User ID: 174050 226499
Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"Very good. Enjoyed a different way to prepare fried chicken."

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