Crispy Popcorn Chicken Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 300 kcal


  • Deep fryer or large skillet
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Baking sheet


  • 500 grams chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • Cooking spray


  • Preheat the deep fryer or skillet to 375°F.
  • In a shallow dish, mix together flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • In another shallow dish, beat the eggs.
  • Place breadcrumbs in a third shallow dish.
  • Dredge chicken pieces in flour mixture, followed by eggs, and then breadcrumbs.
  • Place breaded chicken on a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.
  • Fry chicken in batches for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Drain on paper towels before serving.


Nutrition information table:

  • Calories: 300
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Protein: 25g


  • High in protein
  • Easy to customize with different seasonings
  • Great for meal prep or snacks

Serving Tips:

  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or over a salad
  • Pair with fries or coleslaw for a complete meal

Tips and tricks of recipe:

  • Make sure oil is hot before frying to achieve a crispy coating
  • Use panko breadcrumbs for extra crunch
  • Try marinating chicken in buttermilk for added flavor

Variations of recipe:

  • Substitute chicken breast with chicken thighs for a juicier option
  • Add Parmesan cheese to breadcrumbs for a cheesy twist
  • Use different seasonings like cajun or ranch for a unique flavor profile
Keyword Popcorn Chicken


5 FAQs & answers based on people also search for:

Can I bake popcorn chicken instead of frying?

Yes, you can bake breaded popcorn chicken in the oven at 375°F for 20-25 minutes.


What dipping sauce goes well with popcorn chicken?

Popular choices include ranch dressing, BBQ sauce, or honey mustard.


Can I use a different type of meat for this recipe?

Yes, you can use turkey or even tofu as a substitute for chicken.


How do I store leftover popcorn chicken?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Can I freeze breaded chicken before frying?

Yes, you can freeze breaded chicken pieces for up to 3 months before frying.



This crispy popcorn chicken recipe is a crowd-pleaser that is perfect for any occasion. With simple ingredients and easy preparation, you can enjoy these delicious chicken bites in no time. Customize the seasonings and serve with your favorite dipping sauce for a tasty snack or meal option.