If you have been stressing over what you can serve the kids at snack time, then your worries are over because not only is the KFC popcorn chicken or chicken poppers are fun and easy to make, they will also give the kids a delicious chicken treat. Not only will the kids enjoy eating the KFC popcorn chicken, you and your friends will, too.
In this article, I’m going to show you my favorite “copy” of KFC’s popcorn chicken. It has taken lots of time and effort to “reverse engineer” this one – getting the spices and coating to taste like the real thing isn’t very easy!
However, with a little trial and error – it won’t take you long to find the flavors you’re looking for.
Here are the ingredients:
100 grams of boneless and skinless chicken breast
2 tsp. of all-purpose flour
½ tsp. of powdered sugar
½ tsp. of freshly ground pepper
¼ tsp. of salt
1/8 tsp. of onion powder
2 egg whites
2 tbsp. of milk (fat-free)
¾ cup of Panko bread crumbs
Olive oil spray for greasing
What you must do is preheat the oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit. Set a tray with a non-stick baking sheet and coat it with the olive oil. Set that aside first. Then you must place the chicken on a cutting board and cover the top with a sheet of waxed paper. Pound the chicken until it achieves a uniform thickness of about a quarter of an inch. After that, uncover the piece of chicken and cut it up into 25 even-sized pieces that should become your popcorn chicken.
Now you must do the flour mixture. Take the flour, sugar, pepper, salt, and onion powder, and mix them thoroughly in a bowl. Then take the chicken pieces and coat them with the flour mixture. Set them aside for a while, and in another small bowl, mix the egg whites and the milk. Beat them with a fork until the mixture becomes smooth.
Put a large quantity of bread crumbs on a sheet of waxed paper and set it right next to the egg-milk mixture. Now take the chicken pieces dipped in the flour mixture and dip them into the egg-milk mixture and then dip them into the bread crumbs. Do this one by one for the chicken pieces. Place each finished chicken piece onto the non-stick baking sheet which you prepared earlier and make sure that there are equal spaces between the chicken pieces.
Spray the chicken pieces with olive oil and season them lightly with salt and pepper before placing the tray in the oven. Bake the chicken pieces for 5 minutes and them flip the chicken pieces, and bake again for another 5 to 7 minutes in the oven.
If you would really like to make the chicken more like how KFC popcorn chicken recipes are really made, you can try to pressure fry the chicken. But nonetheless, these popcorn chicken pieces are supposed to be delicious and enjoyable regardless of whether you use this technique.
To summarize, this article has shown you one of my favorite popcorn chicken recipes. In particular, I’ve shown you all of the ingredients you’ll need, and exactly what you’ll need to do to prepare them. Now you should be ready to get cooking!