Coat, Fry, Action! Popcorn Chicken is Where it’s At

September 20, 2019
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Piri Piri Popcorn Chicken

Delicious, fried chicken breast morsels you can enjoy as an appetizer or a movie snack.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword popcorn chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 2
Author David Lee


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup golden breadcrumbs

Piri Piri Spice Mix

  • 1 tspn oregano
  • 1 tspn ginger
  • 1 tspn garlic powder
  • 1 tspn onion salt
  • 1 tspn cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tspn paprika
  • 1 tspn lemon zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. Cut the chicken into small, nugget-sized pieces.

  3. Mix the Piri Piri spice mix in a bowl.

  4. Coat the chicken pieces in the spice mix, then the beaten egg, followed by the golden breadcrumbs.

  5. Bake for 12-13 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

  6. Serve with piri piri sauce.


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