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Popcorn chicken

Serves  4
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 45 - 60 mins

Forget takeaways, these deliciously crunchy chicken bites are the perfect 'fakeaway'. Kids and adult alike will love these - fun to eat and tasty as! 



  • 500 g chicken thighs, skinless and boneless, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 cups dried breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp dried herbs
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
View the method
  1. Heat oven to 225°C.
  2. Marinate the chicken pieces with the milk and lemon juice for 30 minutes in refrigerator.
  3. Place eggs, flour and breadcrumbs in three separate bowls. Mix dried herbs, paprika and lemon zest into breadcrumbs.
  4. Coat a handful of chicken pieces in flour then shake off excess. Transfer to egg and coat thoroughly. Transfer to breadcrumbs and press pieces to stick the breadcrumbs all over. Place coated chicken pieces on a greased baking tray and repeat for the remaining chicken.
  5. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

Serving suggestions

 This deliciously crunchy chicken can be added to salads, sandwiches and wraps. Or serve hot with potato wedges and coleslaw.

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