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Popcorn Chicken Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Popcorn Chicken Recipe, beautifully golden-brown and so crispy on the outside, but juicy on the inside, these fried chicken bites can rival the famous KFC popcorn chicken. Quick and easy to make, coated in nicely seasoned tempura batter and crushed cornflakes, my homemade popcorn chicken will be a big hit with kids and grown-ups alike. I will show you how to make the best popcorn chicken with just a few ingredients.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried chicken recipes
Servings: 15 pieces
Calories: 146 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 2 chicken breasts, minced/ground
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 cups cornflakes
  • 4 cups oil to deep fry
  1. To make the tempura batter, mix half a cup of flour with water,baking powder, paprika, garlic granules, half a teaspoon of salt and a good pinch of ground pepper.

  2. Mix well to get a smooth thin paste, if needed, pas it through a sieve to break down any lumps formed. Add a bit more water if too thick.

  3. Season the ground chicken with salt and pepper, and shape into balls.

  4. Add the other half a cup of flour to a bowl, coat the chicken balls with flour, shaking off any excess.

  5. Next, dip the balls into the tempura better, and coat well.

  6. The final step is to coat the balls with crushed cornflakes (add the cornflakes to a blender and blitz to get rough pieces, or add to a bag and crush with a rolling pin).

  7. Heat up the oil in deep pan over a medium high heat, and fry the chicken balls until golden brown.

  8. Remove from the pan, and arrange on a plate lined with kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.

Nutrition Facts
Popcorn Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 245mg10%
Potassium 156mg4%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 218IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.