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Baked Popcorn Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 50m
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Easy Recipe for crispy oven baked popcorn chicken. Made with potato chips and breadcrumbs. This recipe does not use buttermilk. A very simple marination using a dry rub and a wet marination. Recipe with step by step pictures and video.



The coating for popcorn chicken

  • 100 grams potato chips
  • 4 slices plain bread

Dry Rub for popcorn chicken

  • 2 tablespoon maida (All Purpose Flour)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic bread seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon piri piri seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Marinating Liquid for popcorn chicken

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon plain vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chilli sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup

The Chicken

  • 500 grams boneless chicken breast


First we will make a coating for the chicken.
Potato chips is the secret ingredient that gives this dish a superb crunch. Take a bowl and add in the potato chips and four slices of bread. Grind the chips and the bread crumbs to a coarse powder. Its very important that the powder is coarse and not fine. grind in batches if necessary and use pulse mode in the mixie. Do not over grind. The coating should be coarse. So keep an eye on the texture while grinding. Set aside.

Now we will make a dry rub for marinating the chicken for making popcorn chicken.
Take a small bowl and add in all the ingredients listed under dry rub. Mix everything to combine. Set aside.

Now we will make a wet marinating liquid for making popcorn chicken..
Add in all the ingredients listed under marinating liquid in a small bowl. Whisk well to combine.

The chicken
We will need boneless chicken breast for this recipe. Cut the chicken into small cubes. Make sure that the cubes are even so it bakes evenly. Do not cut into big pieces. Keep the pieces small.

Marinating the chicken for making popcorn chicken.
Take a big bowl and add in the cubed chicken pieces to the bowl. Add in the dry rub mixture that we prepared earlier. Mix well with a spatula to combine. Now, add in the wet liquid and mix well. Once mixed, let the chicken marinate for 30 minutes. Dredge the marinated chicken in the potato-bread crumb mixture. Make sure its dredged in the mixture thoroughly.

Baking the popcorn chicken
Preheat the oven for 15-20 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius / 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the chicken for 20 minutes at the same temperature. Turn the chicken pieces once after 10 minutes so it bakes evenly.Β Remove the chicken after the said time and serve hot.

  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 20m

Keywords: popcorn chicken