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Popcorn Chicken

Popcorn Chicken

Popcorn Chicken

Recipe By Miranda Barnett, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Yields

4 to 6 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

10 Minutes

Recipe By Miranda Barnett, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Crispy, craggly bites of juicy chicken seasoned with popcorn seasonings make a doubly popcorn-ed chicken delight. Choose your popcorn seasoning adventure for a flavor profile fit for anyone: cheesy and creamy with Creamy Mac & Cheese Popcorn Seasoning, herby and tangy with Garlic Dill Pickle Popcorn Seasoning, or sweet and salty with Frosted Cinnamon Bun Popcorn Seasoning (we promise it's great).

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

6 Tbsp. popcorn seasoning of choice, divided:




2 Tbsp. water

1 egg

1 lb. chicken breast or tenders, cut into 1-inch pieces

Canola oil, to fry

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Creamy Mac & Cheese Popcorn Seasoning

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  • Frosted Cinnamon Bun Popcorn Seasoning

    Get 10% off the purchase of any 3 shakers - mix & match your favorites! Treat your taste buds to something sweet. Frosted Cinnamon Bun Popcorn...

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  • Garlic Dill Pickle Popcorn Seasoning

    Get 10% off the purchase of any 3 shakers - mix & match your favorites! This pickle popcorn seasoning is absolutely dill-lightful! Garlic Dil...

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  • Popcorn Premiere Spice Set

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Directions

Step 1: Make dredge

In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, and 4 Tbsp. popcorn seasoning of choice. Add water and mix until mixture is the consistency of damp sand. Set aside.

Step 2: Dredge chicken

In a medium bowl, whisk egg. Drop pieces of chicken into egg and toss to coat. Transfer chicken to flour mixture and toss to coat, ensuring all edges of chicken are coated in flour mixture.

Step 3: Fry chicken

In a Dutch oven, heat 2 inches of oil to 375 degrees. Carefully drop a few pieces of chicken at a time into oil and fry for 3 to 4 min. until pieces are golden brown and chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Continue frying in batches, adjusting heat to ensure oil stays between 350 and 370 degrees.

Step 4: Finish and serve

Immediately after removing chicken from fryer, sprinkle with remaining popcorn seasoning of choice. Serve hot.