Popcorn chicken is a most famous snack recipe. The KFC style chicken popcorn is a deep fried chicken mixed with all the flavorful fresh homemade masala spices and coated with bread crumbs gives a wonderful taste of each chicken bite. The detailed step by step procedure with full video recipe.

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Popcorn chicken in simple steps. The first step is to prepare masala powder. The second step is to marinate chicken. The third step is to coat the marinated chicken with flour an bread crumbs. The fourth step is to deep fry and finally, serve hot chicken popcorn as a snack or starter or at any time.

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There are so many ways to prepare chicken popcorn. Here I have marinated with egg and homemade masala spices. The combination of pepper powder, red chilli and garam masala all in one masala powder. There is no need to add separate masala powders. The crispy, crunchy popcorn chicken now at home jump into the detailed recipe.

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popcorn chicken recipe card:

popcorn chicken recipe| kfc style spicy popcorn chicken
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

The KFC style chicken popcorn is a deep fried chicken mixed with all the flavorful fresh homemade masala spices and coated with bread crumbs gives a wonderful taste of each chicken bite

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken recipes, chicken snacks, chicken starters, kfc popcorn chicken, popcorn chicken recipe
Servings: 4
Ingredients
Ingredients for popcorn chicken:
For popcorn chicken masala:
  • black pepper(kali mirch) – 2 spoons
  • cumin seeds(jeera) – 1 spoon
  • coriander seeds(dhaniya) – 1 spoon
  • cinnamon sticks(dalchene) – 2
  • cloves(laung) – 7
  • cardamom(elachi) – 3
  • red chill(lal mirch) – 26 (a handful)
For marination:
  • Boneless chicken – 1/4 kg(skinless)
  • ginger and garlic paste – 3/4 spoon
  • turmeric powder – 1/4 spoon
  • red chili powder – 1/2 spoon
  • prepared masala powder – 1 1/2 spoon
  • oil – 1/2 spoon
  • yogurt – 1 spoon
  • salt – 1 1/2 spoon
  • raw egg – 1
For coating chicken:
  • Plain flour(maida) – 3/4 cup
  • cornflour – 1/4 cup
  • prepared masala powder – 1 spoon
  • red chilli powder – 3/4 spoon
  • salt – 1/2 spoon
  • bread crumbs – 1 cup
For frying:
  • oil – 1/2 cup
Instructions
Procedure for popcorn chicken recipe:

preparing popcorn chicken masala:

  1. Dry roast black pepper, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and red chill over a medium flame.

  2. Roast for 2 minutes stir continuously do not burn them.

  3. Switch off the fire. Let it cool completely.

  4. Take all the roasted ingredients into the blender jar. Blend to a fine powder. Set aside.

  5. The fresh masala gives the spicy and tasty chicken popcorn.

Marinating chicken:

  1. Take a bowl add boneless and skinless chicken pieces.

  2. Add 3/4 spoon of ginger and garlic paste.

  3. Add 1/4 spoon of turmeric powder and 1 1/2 spoon of prepared masala powder.

  4. Add 1/2 spoon of oil and a spoon of yogurt mix well.

  5. Add 1/2 spoon of red chilli powder for spicy chicken popcorn. Can skip for kids.

  6. Beat one raw egg into the chicken mixture.

  7. Add 1 1/2 spoon of salt mix well all of them.

  8. Close and marinate for 10 minutes. If you have time can refrigerate for 30 minutes or more time.

Mixing flour and bread crumbs:

  1. Take a bowl add 3/4 cup of plain flour and 1/4 cup of cornflour.

  2. Add 1 spoon of prepared masala powder and 3/4 spoon of red chilli

  3. Add 1/2 spoon of salt mix well.

  4. Add a cup of bread crumbs mix well all of them.

Coating marinated chicken with flour and bread crumbs:

  1. Place the marinated chicken and mixed flour bread crumbs side by side.

  2. Take the chicken pieces one by one place into the mixed flour bread crumbs.

  3. Coat well chicken pieces, take into the steel strainer and remove the excess flour.

  4. In the same way coat well all the chicken pieces and remove the excess flour.

Double coating chicken pieces(this is optional):

  1. For double coating pour little water into the egg masala mix well.

  2. For spicy popcorn chicken add 1/2 spoon of red chilli powder(this is optional) mix well.

  3. If you like can add on more egg for double coating instead of water. Add little salt and chilli in egg for nice taste(this is also optional).

  4. Know dip the coated chicken pieces into the water and coat with mixed flour bread crumbs.

  5. Take into the strainer and remove excess flour. Set aside.

How to make popcorn chicken:

  1. Heat a pan over a medium flame add 1/2 cup of oil.

  2. When the oil gets heated check by placing a chicken bite.

  3. Place the chicken pieces one by one into the pan.

  4. Do not crowd the chicken pieces at a time. Fry in batches.

  5. Place the distance between each of them to fry evenly.

  6. Do not disturb immediately stir after 1 or 2 minutes for avoid sticking chicken and spreading crumb

  7. Fry on both sides till it turns light golden brown.

  8. Take into the tissue to remove excess oil.

  9. Serve hot popcorn chicken with ketchup or garlic sauce.

Step by step procedure for popcorn chicken recipe:

preparing popcorn chicken masala:

Dry roast black pepper, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and red chill over a medium flame. Roast for 2 minutes stir continuously do not burn them.

Switch off the fire. Let it cool completely.Take all the roasted ingredients into the blender jar.

Blend to a fine powder. Set aside. The fresh masala gives the spicy and tasty chicken popcorn.

This masala is the combination of pepper powder, red chilli and garam masala all in one masala powder. There is no need to add separate masala powders.

You can also add masala powders which is avialable at home as for taste.

Marinating chicken:

Take a bowl add boneless and skinless chicken pieces.

Add 3/4 spoon of ginger and garlic paste. Add 1/4 spoon of turmeric powder and 1 1/2 spoon of prepared masala powder.

Add 1/2 spoon of oil and a spoon of yogurt.

Mix well all of them.

Add 1/2 spoon of red chilli powder for spicy chicken popcorn. Can skip for kids. Beat one raw egg into the chicken mixture.

Add 1 1/2 spoon of salt mix well all of them.

Close and marinate for 10 minutes. If you have time can refrigerate for 30 minutes or more time.

Mixing flour and bread crumbs:

Take a bowl add 3/4 cup of plain flour and 1/4 cup of cornflour.

Add 1 spoon of prepared masala powder and 3/4 spoon of red chilli. Add 1/2 spoon of salt mix well.

Add a cup of bread crumbs.

Mix well all of them.

Coating marinated chicken with flour and bread crumbs:

Place the marinated chicken and mixed flour bread crumbs side by side. Take the chicken pieces one by one place into the mixed flour bread crumbs.

Coat well chicken pieces.

Take into the steel strainer and remove the excess flour.

In the same way coat well all the chicken pieces and remove the excess flour.

Double coating chicken pieces(this is optional):

For double coating pour little water into the egg masala mix well. For spicy popcorn chicken add 1/2 spoon of red chilli powder(this is optional) mix well.

If you like can add on more egg for double coating instead of water. Add little salt and chilli in egg for nice taste(this is also optional). Know dip the coated chicken pieces into the water.

Coat with mixed flour bread crumbs.

Take into the strainer and remove excess flour. Set aside.

How to make popcorn chicken:

Heat a pan over a medium flame add 1/2 cup of oil. When the oil gets heated check by placing a chicken bite. Place the chicken pieces one by one into the pan.

Do not crowd the chicken pieces at a time. Fry in batches. Place the distance between each of them to fry evenly.

Do not disturb immediately stir after 1 or 2 minutes for avoid sticking chicken and spreading crumbs. Fry on both sides till it turns light golden brown.

Take into the tissue to remove excess oil.

Serve hot popcorn chicken with ketchup or garlic sauce.

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