Not all donuts are sweet! Savory corn bread donuts taste incredible paired with hot fried chicken.



  • 1 8.5 ounce cornbread muffin mix

  • Vegetable oil

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon purchased barbecue dry rub

  • 1 ½ teaspoons crushed red pepper (optional)

  • 3 eggs

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 pound chicken breast tenderloins

  • Purchased hot honey


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare cornbread muffin mix according to package directions. Spoon batter into well-greased cavities of a donut pan, filling each cavity about 2/3 full. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. (Cover and refrigerate any remaining batter and repeat in batches, if necessary.) Cool 5 minutes in pan; remove.

    Meanwhile, heat 1-inch of oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until 375°F. In a shallow bowl combine flour, dry rub, and crushed red pepper, if using. In another shallow bowl combine eggs and milk. Dip chicken pieces into flour mixture, shaking off excess. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then again in flour mixture. Fry half of chicken until browned and cooked through (165°F), 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining chicken.

    Top each donut with a fried chicken piece and drizzle with hot honey before serving.

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Hot Honey

Make your own hot honey by combining 1/4 cup honey, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce.

Nutrition Facts

298 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 6 g polyunsaturated fat, 2 g monounsaturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 344 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 13 g protein.