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Homemade Popcorn Chicken


Posted: January 25

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Sure, takeout popcorn chicken is tasty, but this Homemade Popcorn Chicken is even better! In just 30 minutes, you can enjoy the delicious, crunchy, juicy taste of restaurant-style popcorn chicken without even leaving your kitchen. Dip these yummy bite-sized morsels into your favorite sauces, and enjoy! Homemade Popcorn Chicken is so good, you’ll want to make it again and again.


Ingredients

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon allspice
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 egg white
1 cup breadcrumbs
oil, for frying

Directions

Step 1

Slice the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

Step 2

Using a mixing bowl, combine together the salt, onion powder, garlic powder, ground black pepper, paprika, and allspice.

Step 3

Mix in the chicken pieces.

Step 4

Coat the chicken in cornstarch, making sure the cornstarch is evenly distributed.

Step 5

Pour the egg white into a small bowl and the breadcrumbs in another bowl.

Step 6

Coat each piece of chicken in each bowl, and set aside.

Step 7

Once you are ready to fry the chicken, heat up the oil over medium heat.

Step 8

Once the oil reaches about 350-375 degrees F, lightly place the pieces into the oil in batches. Do not add too many pieces at once as this will overcrowd the pan; make sure to work in batches until all of the pieces have been fried.

Step 9

Deep fry the chicken until it is golden brown.

Step 10

Move the chicken pieces onto a piece of paper towel to drain off the excess oil.

Step 11

Serve and enjoy with a dipping sauce.


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