Popcorn Chicken Recipe
Easy Crispy Crunchy Popcorn Chicken Recipe
Easy Popcorn Chicken Recipe
This recipe is for an easy crispy popcorn chicken. There are minimal ingredients! You may have all of these ingredients in your kitchen, right now! The popcorn chicken cooks in about eight minutes! My whole family loved these little bites! Kids absolutely adore popcorn chicken! Make this recipe today!
These little chicken bites are similar to those found at KFC, Popeyes, or Chick-fil-a. They go perfectly with your favorite dipping sauce, such as: ranch, honey mustard, or sweet & sour, etc. If you don't have a dipping sauce, find one to make at home on Hubpages! There are some helpful suggestions below. Popcorn chicken goes great with lemon slices and a side of french fries.
Popcorn Chicken - A great Snack or Meal!
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Have you ever tried to make Popcorn Chicken at home before?
It's a lazy Tuesday around my house. We are watching cartoons and spending time with the kids. I had two things in my freezer: a bag of boneless skinless chicken breasts and tilapia. I had just made a batch of gizzards yesterday, so the vegetable oil was left over. This made my decision an easy one: we're having fried chicken.
My kids love the small chicken bites at chick-fil-a. So, I thought I could make them at home. We still had a few different kinds of dipping sauces left over from fast food restaurants like McDonalds, Chick-Fil-A, and Whataburger. I keep them in the refrigerator and cook with them from time to time.
They loved the popcorn chicken that I made for lunch! So, I'm writing this hub in order to save and share the recipe with all my readers. If you get a chance to try this recipe, please leave your comments below and let me know how you liked it. If you did something different, like adding or taking an ingredient out, please let us know that too and how your version tasted.
Popeye's Popcorn Chicken
- 4 Chicken Breasts, Boneless Skinless
- 1 & 1/2 Cup Flour
- 1 Tbs Season All
- 1 Tsp Montreal Chk Season
- 2 Medium to Large Eggs
- 2 Tbs Tbs Milk
- Vegetable Oil for Frying
- Salt to Taste
- First, cut your chicken into bite size chunks. Then prepare your wet ingredients. In a medium bowl, scramble the eggs, add milk, and sprinkle montreal chicken seasoning on top. Stir the mixture together.
- Next, prepare your dry ingredients. Put the flour in a medium bowl, add the season all. Mix the ingredients together until combined. Then, put 1/3 of the chicken chunks into the wet ingredients & then into the dry ingredients.
- Cook in vegetable oil that heated to medium high for about 8 minutes, turning half way through cooking. Put the cooked popcorn chicken pieces on a plate covered by a paper towel to drain. Then, while still hot sprinkle salt over them to taste.
- Repeat these steps until all the chicken is cooked. This recipe is very yummy! These little popcorn bites are perfect served with your favorite dipping sauce, such as: ranch, honey mustard, sweet & sour, etc.
KFC Popcorn Chicken - Video Recipe
Nicko's Popcorn Chicken Recipe
The recipe to the right is from Nicko's Kitchen on Youtube. He makes a popcorn chicken that is pretty close to KFC's recipe. If you don't have season all in your arsenal, you may want to try his recipe. He adds a few different seasoning ingredients to his flour mixture including: salt, pepper, onion powder, and powdered sugar. I was a bit shocked about the powdered sugar.
For his wet ingredients, he used egg whites and milk; whereas in my recipe, I used the whole egg (and most recipes do). Obviously the egg white recipe would be a healthier option; but then again, you're eating fried food so you're not exactly concerned about eating healthier foods; nah, neither am I. ;-)
In a third bowl, Nicko adds panko bread crumbs. This is an ingredient that I don't always have on hand. However, when you cook with panko bread crumbs your dish will be more crunchy and flavorful. I love cooking with panko so try that! Panko bread crumbs are found in the Asian section of your grocery store.
He individually dips his chicken bites into each of the bowls. I'm not sure about you, but I just don't have that much time! I divide the chicken into three portions and put all the pieces into the wet and dry ingredients at once. That way it doesn't take you several hours to make this dish. He also dipped his several times; I only dipped mine once and they were perfect.
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