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Fried Chicken Nuggets

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


10 servings

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022
In El Dorado, Arkansas, Dorothy Smith stirs together pancake mix and lemon-lime soda to create the quick coating for these tender chicken chunks.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked chicken: 383 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 542mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.

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