Popcorn Chicken

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Serves 2-3

A version of popcorn chicken using breadcrumbs as a coating (as opposed to the coating I used for my popcorn prawns which were coated with a flour mixture).

boneless chicken breast, cut into cubes
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
black pepper powder
1/2 tsp
red chilli powder
1/2 tsp
paprika powder
a pinch of
tandoori masala
1/4 tsp
cumin powder
1 tsp
lemon juice
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
Extra Ingredients
1/4 cup
self-rising flour
3/4 cup
(mixed with quarter tsp. salt and pinch of pepper)
(beaten well with 1 tsp. water)

First, marinate the chicken cubes for half an hour in the ingredients mentioned in the first ingredients list.

Prepare 3 plates, one with the self-rising flour, the second with breadcrumbs and the third with the beaten egg.

One cube at a time, roll the chicken in the flour, then dip them in the egg, then roll them in the breadcrumbs with a gentle hand. This normally can get messy but once you get going, it doesn't take long. Finish dipping and rolling all the pieces and set them on a tray or plate.

Heat oil in a pan and deep fry them in batches at medium heat until golden and crispy. Do not over-fry as boneless chicken hardens if over-cooked.

Drain on tissues/kitchen towels. Serve with fries and a dip!! :)


Simple dish with mouthwatering results! I place them in wraps with salad. I left the chicken to marinate overnight and just stir fried the chicken with an onion and corriander and it tasted amazing as a side dish. Thanks Fauzia...my mealtimes have changed.

mashallah , just tried this reciepe it was good , thanks