Weeknight Popcorn Chicken

I haven’t gotten many pregnancy cravings and I wouldn’t consider this a craving per se, but last week I thought popcorn chicken sounded really good.

This recipe is not only good, it’s super easy to make.


Here’s what you’ll need:

1 lb Chicken breast
1 1/2 C Flour
2 tsp Paprika
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Pepper
2 Eggs
1 tsp Hot Sauce (I use Frank’s)
1/4 C Milk
2-4 C Canola Oil

Here’s what you do:

  1. Dice chicken breasts into small bite size cubes or strips.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, and hot sauce.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, paprika, salt, and pepper. After mixing the ingredients I usually sprinkle a little extra salt, pepper, and paprika on the surface since those ingredients tend to sink to the bottom.
  4. Heat a dutch oven or large skillet with 2-4C Canola Oil to 350°. There should be about 2-3 inches of oil coating the bottom of the pan.
  5. In batches, toss the chicken in the egg mixture, then immediately into the flour mixture to coat.
  6.  Once the chicken is coated in the flour mixture, gently drop the pieces into the hot oil.
  7. Using a spider strainer, brown on each side for about 2-3 minutes per side.
  8. Once browned, use the spider strainer to take the chicken out of the oil and set on paper towels to dry.


  • You should refill with oil if the level gets below 2 inches. Let the oil get to temperature again before adding more chicken.
  • For one lb of chicken, I did three batches in the oil.
  • Use this chicken recipe for salads and wraps!

10-20-15 popcorn chicken 2

These were so good on their own with a few choice dipping sauces. I thought we might have leftovers, but we just couldn’t stop eating them!


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