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Popcorn Chicken


In a rainy evening, a plate of hot, crispy popcorn chicken with a cup of tea / a glass of chilled beer can be seriously addictive! Yes today's blog is about 'popcorn chicken'. From younger to elder everybody loves this dish. This chicken recipe is very much different from 'chicken nuggets' or 'chicken pakora'. After frying them, you will get soft chicken inside and crispy coating (not breadcrumbs) outside ... guys, that is called perfection! Try this easy recipe in your kitchen and enjoy a great evening with your family.


  • 20 pieces of boneless chicken cubes.
  • 2 and half Teaspoons of black pepper powder.
  • 2 and half Teaspoons of hot red chilli powder.
  • 2 Teaspoons of lemon juice.
  • Salt.
  • Half cup of all purpose flour / maida.
  • Half cup of cornflour.
  • 1 egg.
  • 3 Tablespoons of milk.
  • Oil.
  • 1 Teaspoon of chat masala.

Popcorn Chicken

Popcorn Chicken


Marinate the chicken pieces with 2 Teaspoons of salt, 1 Teaspoon of black pepper powder, 1 Teaspoon of hot red chilli powder and lemon juice. Keep it in the fridge for 1 hour.
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In the meantime, season the flour and cornflour with 2 Teaspoons of salt, 1 Teaspoon of black pepper powder and remaining hot red chilli powder. Mix well and keep it aside. If you have onion powder or garlic powder, feel free to add them in the flour.
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Beat the egg with the milk, pinch of salt and remaining black pepper powder.
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After an hour take out the marinated chicken from fridge.
First lightly roll them in the flour mixture.
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Then drop them in the egg mixture. Mix for few seconds.
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After that immediately throw them in that flour mixture again and coat them very well. Keep them in the fridge for 30 minutes.
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Take them out from the fridge and keep in the room temperature for 15 minutes before frying.
Heat a cup of oil.
Fry 5 - 7 pieces at a time in hot oil for 3 - 4 minutes.
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Then remove them from oil and keep on a paper tissue. Sprinkle some chat masala all over the chicken and serve.
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Your popcorn chicken is ready ...
  • Enjoy them hot with onion rings, chilli sauce or hot sauce ...

Popcorn Chicken

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