Cinnamon Chicken Nuggets

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"An updated version of an early American recipe that has been in my family since the 1800's. The original version of this dish is mentioned on at least one episode of 'Little House on the Prairie.'"
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servings 476 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 476 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 17.9 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.9g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 15 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 130 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. Heat oil in skillet or fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Arrange paper towels on a baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, milk , and honey; set aside. Combine flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a large resealable plastic bag; shake until blended. Dip chicken in egg mixture, and then add to flour mixture. Seal the bag, and shake to coat chicken with flour mixture.
  3. Place 10 to 12 coated chicken nuggets into hot oil. Cook till done, about 7 to 10 minutes (nuggets will be a dark bronze color). Remove nuggets from oil, and drain well on paper towels. Repeat till all nuggets are cooked.


  • Note
  • Recipe can be prepared by baking nuggets on a lightly greased baking sheet in a 400 degree F (200 degree C) oven for 25 to 30 minutes, turning once after 15 minutes.


  1. 14 Ratings

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Despite the one negative review, tried this recipe and was sooooo glad! Served hot, this chicken was moist and had a delicate, fresh flavor. Just right for a refined palate!!!! The real surpris...

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I did not care for this recipe.

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Despite the one negative review, tried this recipe and was sooooo glad! Served hot, this chicken was moist and had a delicate, fresh flavor. Just right for a refined palate!!!! The real surprise...

Tried this recipe tonight - did not have enough honey to add in, but I did add garlic to the flour mixture. Everyone in my family LOVED these nuggets. Even frying them, they still came out ver...

When I read this recipe, I was excited about the combination of flavors. I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out just OK, though moist and different...We may do this again, mainly beca...

We really enjoyed these. Very easy to make. The cinnamon adds that touch of difference. You don't even need any sauce to dip them in.

I have great difficulty in following a recipe, for many reasons. The main one being family allergies. I substitued rice milk, omited the egg and didn't mesure a thing. Myself and my oldest so...

I did not care for this recipe.

these were good. But tasted like they were missing something. Tried dipping in Honey Mustard. That helped but still...something was missing. i will make them again but with some experimenting.

i wanted to try something different for my daughter and these sounded good...they're not! i baked them and they stuck so bad it pulled all the stuff off the top of it and we lost all the cinnam...

Not great. The chicken stuck to the pan and we could barely taste the cinnamon. Very dry. Very dissapointed. Will NOT make again.

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