Popcorn Chicken

about the recipe

There's nothing quite like biting into crunchy, golden Popcorn Chicken - especially when you realize how easy it is to make it right at home. With a few basic ingredients and a simple fry, you can create a kid-friendly meal that even adults will love. Whether it's for a weeknight dinner or a friendly gathering, this homemade Popcorn Chicken recipe never fails to delight.


– 2 pounds chicken breast – 1 ½ cups buttermilk – 3 teaspoons salt divided – 1 ½ teaspoons poultry seasoning – 2 cups all-purpose flour – 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning – ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper – 6 cups vegetable peanut, or avocado oil

– Place wire racks over two cookie sheets. – Cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces.  Place in a shallow dish.

– Combine the buttermilk, 2 teaspoons of the salt, and poultry seasoning in a bowl or large measuring cup and pour over the chicken.

– Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

– Combine the flour, old bay seasoning, remaining 1 teaspoon of salt, and cayenne pepper in a shallow dish.

– Drain the chicken and discard the marinade.  Dredge the chicken in the flour and allow to sit for 30-minutes on a wire rack.

– Heat the oil to 350°F in a large Dutch Oven.

– Fry the chicken in batches for 4 to 6 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer the chicken to the unused prepared cookie sheet.

– Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.