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two paper cups filled with chipotle popcorn chicken
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Chipotle Popcorn Chicken

Chipotle Popcorn Chicken – so much fun to eat and so delicious! Little morsels of chicken dipped in a spicy batter and fried to perfection!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chipotle popcorn chicken, popcorn chicken
Servings: 6 to 8
Calories: 195kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a bowl whisk together buttermilk, egg, cornstarch, salt, pepper and chipotle peppers.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into 1 inch pieces. Place the chicken in the batter and let it sit for at least a couple hours in the fridge.
  • Pour some panko breadcrumbs in a shallow plate.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet.
  • Coat each piece of chicken with breadcrumbs, add more breadcrumbs as needed, and fry on both sides for 3 to 5 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Place on paper napkins to soak up some of the oil. Repeat with all chicken pieces. Only add a few pieces of chicken to the skillet at a time, so the chicken turns out crispy.

Notes

Alternatively you can bake this popcorn chicken by placing them on a baking sheet and baking them at 375 F degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg