Popcorn Chicken

Since I was on a very rare “frying kick” this weekend, I decided to make some popcorn chicken.  I like them a lot better than chicken nuggets, and the kids do too!  We dipped them in Jack Daniel’s dipping sauce or in the ranch dip, but the kids dipped them in ketchup.

I tried this recipe from www.heavenlyhomemaker.com, but next time I will be adding more spices to it…just a little too plain for me, although since we were dipping them in such flavorful sauces, it was just right this time around!


3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp sea salt (I use “Real Salt“)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
oil for frying


In a medium sized bowl, stir together flour, salt and garlic powder.  Using kitchen shears, cut chicken breasts into tiny bite sized pieces.  Toss chicken in flour mixture to coat well.

The original recipe calls for baking (grease 9×13 pan and put coated chicken in to bake @350 for 10 min, then stir and bake another 10 min), but we chose to fry this time since we were already frying some pickles =)  Heat a skillet filled about 1/3 of the way with oil of your choice, on medium-high heat.  You will know it’s hot enough when you drop in some flour and it sizzles and starts to brown right away.  Fry the coated chicken pieces, turning as they cook, until golden brown.  Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate covered with paper towels to absorb the excess oil.

February 3, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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2 Responses

  1. We tried this too! And I agree, it definitely needs more spices! I thought it was pretty bland…