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Popcorn Chicken Recipe

Updated on October 14, 2014

Easy Crispy Crunchy Popcorn Chicken Recipe

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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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Lazy Tuesday

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

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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 23 min
Yields: Serves 4 People


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


About the Author

Melinda Longoria, MSM writes product buying guides and reviews on Hubpages. She also operates a successful Facebook fanpage where pregnant moms connect, Maternity Clothes Online, which has over 940 followers. She is also a mommy to three little cuties. Please feel free to post your comments and questions about this recipe article in the below comment box.

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Where's the best place to buy Popcorn Chicken? Did you like this Popcorn Chicken Recipe? How would you make this recipe differently?


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    • Haseena Firdousia profile image

      Haseena 3 years ago from India

      Interesting recipe.Thanks for sharing.

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      Melinda Longoria, MSM 3 years ago from Garland, Texas

      CrispSp, thank you for your comments. :-)

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      No, I haven't tried making popcorn at home because popeye's is just around the corner plus, I never thought it's that easy until I landed on this great recipe of yours.

      15 mins to prepare plus 10 minutes to cook? I sure can do that. :)

      Bookmarking and pinning this. Thanks.

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      muhammad abdullah javed 3 years ago

      Yeah exactly Melinda.

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      Melinda Longoria, MSM 3 years ago from Garland, Texas

      mabdullah javed, definitely hope that this recipe is used for either snacks or a meal. :-) They are filling.

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      muhammad abdullah javed 3 years ago

      Thanks Melinda for the tasteful share. Hope it will inspire others to have it as a substitute for snacks. I think the best place to buy popcorn chicken is KFC.