Popcorn chicken is a crowd-pleasing dish that’s always a hit with kids and adults alike. Whether you choose to serve it as an appetizer or a main dish, you can count on popcorn chicken to please.
We’ve gathered 16 of the best popcorn chicken recipes we could find that make this easy-to-make finger food even better. From Asian-inspired glazes to spicy takes and even creamy dipping sauces, these recipes are sure to take your popcorn chicken game up a notch.
Our popcorn chicken recipes go beyond the usual fare. Get snacking on these tasty morsels and you’ll never order a bucket of popcorn chicken from your favorite fast food joint again!
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Crunchy Korean Popcorn Chicken
Give your party a pop-tastic start with an all fiery, tangy Korean popcorn chicken that’s double the fire and triple the crunch. Just dip, fry, pop and crunch!
Hot and crispy, this Cornflake Crusted Cajun Popcorn Chicken is baked in the oven and so much better than the deep-fried KFC version. They’re delicious, crunchy and healthy and make a fun family dinner or party appetizer!
This Crispy Korean Popcorn Chicken combines the flavors of a popular Korean street food with a healthier, oven-baked twist. Tender, juicy chicken pieces are coated in cornflake crumbs and slathered in a sweet and spicy Korean-style BBQ sauce for a mouthwatering meal.
Combine the chicken and buttermilk in a gallon-size zip-top bag, mixing well to coat.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix together the cornflake crumbs, whole wheat flour, and black pepper in a medium-sized bowl.
Remove each piece of chicken from the buttermilk, dredge through the cornflake mixture, pressing gently to adhere, and place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining chicken, ensuring not to overcrowd the pan. If necessary, use two baking sheets.
Lightly brush the chicken with olive oil and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through.
While the chicken is baking, prepare the Korean BBQ Sauce. In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, honey, Gochujang, rice vinegar, grated ginger, grated garlic, sesame oil, and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then simmer for 5-10 minutes until it thickens slightly into a glaze. Remove from heat.
Once the chicken is cooked, brush or drizzle it generously with the Korean BBQ Sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped green onions. Serve warm.
A slightly healthier, much easier, take on Korean style fried chicken. Inspired by the food carts found on the streets in Seoul. Breaded in corn flakes, oven baked, and finished with an addicting sweet and spicy Korean inspired BBQ sauce. Serve with steamed rice and a plate full of stir fried veggie...
Satisfy your cravings for crunchy, spicy snacks with this easy air fryer popcorn chicken! Served with a creamy, tangy jalapeño ranch dip, this dish is the perfect game-day snack that will have your guests coming back for more. So grab a bag of popcorn chicken, a jar of jalapeño ranch, and get ready ...
Crispy, delicious fried chicken is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but every once in a while, you feel the desire to mix things up. That’s where this recipe for Japanese popcorn chicken steps into the picture. It’s everything you love about fried chicken but what a Japanese kick, thanks to a handf...