Popcorn Chicken made with a secret ingredient for super light and crisp texture. Served with honey mustard or your choice of dipping sauce, they're absolutely addicting!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- canola or peanut oil
For Honey Mustard Sauce
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Trim chicken of any excess fat. Wash and drain well. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
In a large bowl, combine buttermilk and hot sauce. Stir until blended. Add chicken, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight. Drain chicken.
In a bowl, combine flour, corn starch, baking powder, Cajun seasoning, and salt. Whisk until well-dispersed.
Add chicken pieces and with hands, toss until fully coated.
In a thick-bottomed pan over medium heat, heat about 2-inches deep of oil. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until golden, crisp and cooked through. With a slotted spoon, remove from pan and drain on a wire rack set. Do NOT overcrowd the pan, fry in batches as needed. Serve immediately with honey mustard sauce or dipping sauce of choice.
For the Honey Mustard Sauce
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, honey and lemon juice. Stir until smooth and well blended.
Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 593mg | Potassium: 1217mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 2.5mg