How to make Spicy Popcorn Chicken

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When I think of a fried snack, I always think of fried chicken. I recently described the recipe for Chicken Nuggets. You need a lot of ingredients for this, but it is definitely worth it. Also worthwhile, but so much faster to make: Spicy Popcorn Chicken. You can make it as hot as you want. If you don’t like it hot, you can also leave it out. You are then left with a fantastic snack! In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how to make Spicy Popcorn Chicken.

What is the definition of Spicy Popcorn Chicken

The meaning of Spicy Popcorn Chicken is:

”Small sized pieces of chicken that contains that have been breaded and then deep fried. The pieces of chicken are served with a sauce”.

Spicy Popcorn Chicken

This snack is so popular, maybe you have heard of this snack before of you have bought it by KFC. The idea of the popcorn chicken was conceived by Gene Gagliardi. The idea was first tested in parts of America around March 1992. By the end of the year, around September, it was launched worldwide. The product is not always available. It was reintroduced in 1998 and again in 2001 and 2015. In 2015 it was given a different name: KFC Popcorn Nuggets.

The Popcorn Chicken are available in different countries. These countries are listed below:

  • UK
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • Italy
  • India

It’s possible that you can also buy the popcorn chicken in your area. Is your country not listed here? Let us know!

Spicy Popcorn Chicken Recipe

This snack recipe is so easy. You need the following ingredients: chicken breasts, milk, salt, lemon juice, Tabasco, all purpose flour, cornstarch, black pepper, oregano, garlic powder, chili powder. For the dipping i use sweet chili sauce.

The first thing you need to do is cutting the chicken thigh fillets in small pieces. Depending on how big or small the pieces are, how big or small the popcorn chicken will be at the end. If you like big pieces of chicken, you know what to do! When you have cut the chicken thighs in pieces, you start adding them to a mixing bowl.

In the mixing bowl you add the milk, salt, juice of half a lemon and a few drops of Tabasco. If you like really spicy you can add more drops of Tabasco. If you don’t like spicy at all, you can leave the Tabasco Out. When everything is in the bowl you start mixing it well.

The next step is to put flour, cornstarch, black pepper, oregano, garlic powder and chili powder on your working bench or in a bowl. Mix the ingredients well together. It’s time to make the spicy popcorn chicken. Put the chicken pieces in the flour mix and make sure that every piece of chicken is well coated. Shake the chicken pieces above the bowl to lose the excess flour mix. Let the chicken pieces rest on a baking tray.

Popcorn Chicken with Sweet Chili Sauce

Put a pan on the stove on medium heat. Add the oil. When the oil is hot, you can start adding the chicken pieces. You can test this by first adding a piece of chicken. The chicken pieces are done when they are golden brown. When the chicken pieces are done let them rest on kitchen paper to remove the oil.

The last step is to fill a small container with sweet chili sauce. You can use this as a dipping sauce! Enjoy this amazing snack!

How to make Spicy Popcorn Chicken

Below you can find the summary of the steps:

  1. Cut 500 grams of chicken thighs fillet in small pieces. Add the chicken to a mixing bowl.
  2. Add 113 ml of milk, 5 grams of salt, the juice of half a lemon and a few drops of Tabasco over the small chicken pieces. Mix everything well.
  3. Put 50 grams of flour, 25 grams of cornstarch, 20 grams of black pepper, oregano, garlic powder and chili powder on your work bench. Mix everything by hand.
  4. Everything is ready to make the spicy chicken popcorn. Put the chicken in the flour mix and let it rest on a baking tray.
  5. Add oil to the pan – medium heat.
  6. Add the popcorn chicken in the pan.
  7. Fry the chicken popcorn golden brown.
  8. Place a small container with sweet chili sauce on the side. Enjoy your Spicy Popcorn Chicken!

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Spicy Popcorn Chicken Ingredients

To make this snack you need a couple of ingredients. These ingredients are: chicken breasts, milk, salt, lemon juice, Tabasco, all purpose flour, cornstarch, black pepper, oregano, garlic powder, chili powder. For the dipping i use sweet chili sauce. You can find the recipe below! Interested in cooking videos? Watch my YouTube Channel!

spicy popcorn chicken ingredients

 

Spicy Popcorn Chicken

Spicy Popcorn Chicken

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An easy snack: Spicy Popcorn Chicken. You need a couple of ingredients, but making it is so easy! This recipe will give you the best Spicy Popcorn Chicken. If you don't like spicy you can leave the Tabasco out. Enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Dutch
Servings 4 Persons
Calories 242 kcal

Equipment

  • Large pan
  • Bowl

Ingredients
  

Spicy Popcorn Chicken

  • 500 grams Chicken Breasts
  • 113 ml Milk
  • 5 grams Salt
  • 12 ml Lemon Juice (half a lemon)
  • Tabasco

Flour Mix

  • 50 grams All Purpose Flour
  • 25 grams Cornstarch
  • 20 grams Black Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Garlic Powder
  • Chili Powder

Dipping sauce

  • Sweet Chili Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Cut 500 grams of chicken thighs fillet in small pieces. Add the chicken to a mixing bowl.
  • Add 113 ml of milk, 5 grams of salt, the juice of half a lemon and a few drops of Tabasco over the small chicken pieces. Mix everything well.
  • Put 50 grams of flour, 25 grams of cornstarch, 20 grams of black pepper, oregano, garlic powder and chili powder on your work bench. Mix everything by hand.
  • Everything is ready to make the spicy chicken popcorn. Put the chicken in the flour mix and let it rest on a baking tray.
  • Add oil to the pan - medium heat.
  • Fry the chicken popcorn golden brown.
  • Place a small container with sweet chili sauce on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 29gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 643mgPotassium: 583mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 111IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Spicy Popcorn Chicken
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FAQ Spicy Popcorn Chicken

Below you can find the most frequently asked questions:

What are Spicy Popcorn Chicken?
Small sized pieces of chicken that contains that have been breaded and then deep fried.

How long does it take to make?
The total recipe will take you a minimal of 30 minutes.

Which ingredients do I need for this recipe?
The ingredients you need for this recipe are: chicken thighs fillet, salt, sugar, pepper, celery powder, baking powder, baking soda, eggs, corn starch, all purpose flour and water.

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