Popcorn Chicken
To marinate chicken
  • Chicken breast- 1, cut into bite size pieces about ½ inch
  • Chili powder- ¾ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
Making the flour mix
  • All purpose flour- ½ to ¾ cup
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- 2 pinches
Other ingredients
  • Egg white- of 1 egg or use 1 egg with yolk and white
  • Bread crumbs- enough to coat the chicken
  • Oil- enough to deep fry chicken
  1. Cut the chicken into half inch size pieces, combine with the above mentioned ingredients to 'marinate chicken' for 10 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, combine all purpose flour, ground pepper and salt, keep aside.
  3. Whisk the egg white in a bowl, if you want you could add the yolk as well.
  4. Have the bread crumbs ready in a small bowl.
  5. Heat a frying pan over medium heat, add enough oil to deep fry.
  6. Dip the chicken first in egg white, then coat it evenly with all purpose flour and finally dip it in bread crumbs.
  7. Immediately add the chicken to the oil and fry evenly till it turns golden in color.
  8. Transfer on a paper towel, let it absorb the excess oil.
  9. While making the second batch, make sure to remove the fried bread crumbs that's left in the oil using a slotted spoon.
  10. Serve immediately when it's warm. If the popcorn chicken gets cold, it will loose it's crispiness.
  11. If you want it to be spicy and salty, sprinkle more ground pepper and salt while serving.
•You could add any kind of seasonings and spices to marinate chicken according to your preference.
•Don't skip breadcrumbs, that's what makes the chicken crispy and crunchy.
For a veggie version: make with cauliflower.
Recipe by Cooking with Thas - Healthy Recipes, Instant pot, Videos by Thasneen at https://www.thasneen.com/cooking/popcorn-chicken/