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Popcorn Chicken Recipe

Lil' Luna
Crispy, delicious Popcorn Chicken is a family favorite!! Not only is it easy to make but it’s a hit with the entire family making dinner a cinch!
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 238.92 kcal


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • pepper
  • vegetable oil


  • Add 1-2 inches of vegetable oil to a medium pan and heat on the medium setting.
  • Mix together flour and garlic salt in a small bowl. In another small bowl add buttermilk. In a third small bowl add the panko crumbs. Place the three bowls in a line.
  • Dip the chicken pieces in the flour mixture first followed by the buttermilk and lastly the panko crumbs. Dip all the chicken pieces making sure that all sides are coated with each ingredient. NOTE: for a double coating dip the pieces in the buttermilk a second time and again in the panko crumbs. If you're make a double coating you will need extra milk and panko crumbs.
  • Place a paper towel on a plate next to the stove near the hot oil.
  • Working in batches, place the chicken pieces in the hot oil. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Once the pieces are done use tongs to remove them from the oil and place them on the paper towel lined plate
  • Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.



Calories: 238.92kcalCarbohydrates: 16.59gProtein: 28.3gFat: 5.75gSaturated Fat: 1.96gCholesterol: 78.92mgSodium: 885.32mgPotassium: 528.5mgFiber: 0.78gSugar: 3.87gVitamin A: 132.9IUVitamin C: 1.35mgCalcium: 102.1mgIron: 1.32mg
Keyword Popcorn Chicken
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