Oh, it doesn't get much better than this! Why buy a popcorn chicken meal when you can make it at home cheaply and easily? The kiddies will think you are the best thing since sliced bread when you serve this up to them. We love this on its own with fresh baked chips and gravy; however, we also love it in a wrap teamed up with salad. It's a staple here! - Peta
Recipe Tester Feedback: "The whole family really liked this – great to make up for school lunchboxes!" - Claire
No: Dairy / Nuts
Contains: Gluten / Egg
*Variations: Can be made without Gluten
Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 30 minutes
Can be frozen
- eggs - 2, beaten
- chicken breast - 1kg, or thigh, chopped into bite-size pieces
- salt - 2 Tbsp, less if preferred
- peppercorns - 1/2 Tbsp, black
- dried onion flakes - 1.5 Tbsp
- Garlic granules - 1 Tbsp
- dried rosemary - 1 Tbsp
- dried basil - 1/2 Tbsp
- paprika - 1/2 Tbsp
- dried oregano - 1/2 Tbsp
- mustard seeds - 1/2 Tbsp, yellow
- dried thyme - 1 tsp
- dried tarragon - 1 tsp
- plain flour - 350g (*can use GF)
- Add the salt (2 Tbsp), peppercorns (1/2 Tbsp), onion flakes (1.5 Tbsp), garlic (1 Tbsp), rosemary (1 Tbsp), basil (1/2 Tbsp), paprika (1/2 Tbsp), oregano (1/2 Tbsp), mustard seeds (1/2 Tbsp), thyme (1 tsp) and tarragon (1 tsp) to the bowl. Blitz Speed 10 / 30 seconds. Scrape down sides.
- Repeat Speed 10 / 30 seconds. Scrape down sides. You are wanting a fine grind.
- Add the plain flour (350g) to the bowl. Blitz Speed 10 / 20 seconds.
- Have a taste of your flour. You can tweak the quantities used to suit your tastes. Add additional flavours if needed. If you feel the flavours are too intense, you can add more flour.
- Blitz again Speed 10 / 20 seconds to ensure it’s well combined.
- Pour 1/3 of the flour onto a plate. You can refill the plate as needed.
- Place a shallow bowl next to the plate. Crack the eggs (2) into the bowl and lightly beat.
- Coat the chicken pieces (1kg) in the beaten egg and then the flour.
- Place a large frying pan over medium heat. Add oil up to 2cm high in the pan.
- Fry about 10 little pieces at a time. Don't overload the pan.
- Cook until the chicken is white and cooked through. The time will vary based on the size of your pieces, but it should be around 3 minutes on each side. Just watch them.
- Drain on some paper towels and serve.
- Save any unused flour (that hasn't been touched by chicken or egg) in an airtight container in the fridge for another day.