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Poppin’ Popcorn Chicken

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Poppin’ Popcorn Chicken
2017-02-02 Other

Finger food meets one-bite munchies in this quick chicken snack. It’s got a hint of spice but tame enough for anyone to enjoy.

  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


3 Chicken Breasts, boneless skinless, cut into 1" pieces
1 Egg
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Garlic
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Pepper
½ tsp Cayenne
1 cup Buttermilk
2 Tbsp Cornstarch
Panko Breadcrumbs
Oil, for frying


Combine spices, buttermilk, egg, and cornstarch in a bowl and whisk together well. Add the chicken to the bowl and let it sit in there for at least an hour.

Heat the oil in a skillet, about 1-inch deep. Have the breadcrumbs ready to coat the battered chicken. The chicken should cook on each side for 3-5 minutes until crispy.

Remove from oil, pat off the excess oil and serve plain or with a dipping sauce such as ranch or BBQ sauce.