Tender chicken of chicken breasts that have been breaded and deep fried to golden brown perfection is what came into mind whenever we hear the word popcorn chicken. If you have never tried KFC popcorn chicken, do try it as it is likely that you first fell in love with it. Unlike traditional fry chicken popcorn chicken are bite sized tender and crispy chunks of chicken that have been seasoned, breaded and deep fried to perfection until golden. Since the breaded tiny chunks resembles popcorn, that's why they are named as popcorn chicken.
If you have not tried making popcorn chicken at home yet, I suggest you try it once. You can enjoy this homemade popcorn chicken as an evening snack or starter, any occasion is perfect for these fun popcorn chicken bites. Even this kids special popcorn chicken can be served in their lunchbox or for a fun kid friendly dinner. Here in this recipe I am sharing how to make crispy popcorn chicken for kids at home easily.
In a bowl add egg, soy sauce, lemon juice, red chilli powder, garlic powder, oregano, black pepper powder, salt, all purpose flour, corn flour and combine everything well.
Add chicken pieces in this marination, give a good mix to it.
Cover the bowl and let the chicken marinate for 30 minutes.
In another bowl add all purpose flour, corn flour, black pepper powder and salt. Mix everything well and set aside.
Put a wok on medium heat and heat cooking oil in it.
After marination time take chicken pieces, coat in prepared flour mixture and then dip in beaten egg.
Again coat with flour mixture and add into hot oil for frying.
Fry for about 3-5 minutes over medium to low flame or until golden brown. Stir the chicken occasionally while frying so that they don't stick together.
Place the fried chicken over a paper towel to drain excess oil. Continue to cook the remaining chicken pieces.
Enjoy this crispy popcorn chicken for kids with ketchup or your favorite dip.