Friday, December 23, 2011

Popcorn Chicken

Santa came a little early this year. 
When I started blogging, my husband asked me if I wanted him to get me a real nice fancy camera. I was not so very impressed with that idea. But he was very interested in buying me one and so last week,I got my Canon EOS Rebel T3 as a Christmas gift from my husband. I am snapping photos of everything in the house. There is a lot to learn to use my new camera. But for now, I am just experimenting. I did not realize what I was missing, until I saw these pictures.I know I am just a beginner with food photography and this camera, but I am very happy with this gift from him.

Coming to the recipe, it is along the same lines as my last post. Popcorn chicken is a popular product with kids and I am not a big fan of the frozen ones. My son had the frozen version of this at one of our friends place and he loved it. I knew, I am going to make a homemade version of that for sure and here goes the recipe. It is very easy to make and the result is awesome.


  1. Chicken breast - 2 medium sized pieces
  2. All purpose flour - 1 cup
  3. Garlic Powder - 1 teaspoon
  4. Salt & Pepper - to taste
  5. Cajun seasoning  - 1 teaspoon (optional)
  6. Egg - 1 
  7. Panko Breadcrumbs - 1 cup
  1. Clean and cut the chicken into 1/2 inch pieces.
  2. Take 3 separate bowls.  In the first bowl mix flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cajun seasoning (if using). Keep it aside.
  3. In the second bowl, beat the egg with a splash of water and keep it aside.
  4. To the third bowl, add panko breadcrumbs.
  5. Heat oil on a medium heat in a skillet.
  6. Dip the chicken pieces one at a time in the flour mixture and then into the egg mixture and coat it with the breadcrumbs. Again dip the piece into the egg mixture and finally with the breadcrumbs. This process of dipping it twice in egg and breadcrumbs makes it more crunchy.
  7. Repeat the process with rest of the chicken pieces.
  8. Drop the chicken pieces one by one into the hot oil and fry until golden brown on all sides.
  9. Drain as much oil and place them in a paper towel.
Serve it with ketchup or your favorite sauce.


  1. Wow so your Mr. Santa gave a new camera !Cool yaar...
    Salivating here after looking these popcorn chicken. Superb

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. superb...same lying in my draft. will post soon

  3. Congratulations for the new camera. Lovely recipe, fantastic pics :)

  4. Wow!!!Delicious and mouth watering recipe....

  5. Omg, wish to munch some rite now,tempting..

  6. wow, mouthwatering chicken..looks perfect..
    Merry Christmas to you and your family !!

  7. very tempting pop corn chicken,my favorite!!
    Nice gift of camera,congrats!!

    Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)
    Erivum Puliyum
    Wishing your family a Blessed n Happy X'Mas !!

  8. wow..popcorn chicken looks just delicious....drooling over these pics dear :-) wishing u n ur family merry christmas !

  9. Wow..yum chicken popcorn..i make it in similar way too

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