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!
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