Popcorn chicken

We've given popcorn chicken a healthier makeover. Forget takeaways, it's the perfect 'fakeaway'.

Healthy version of popcorn chicken
SERVES 4
TIME TO MAKE 45 - 1 hour
MEAL TYPE Dinner
TIME TO MAKE 45 - 1 hour
MEAL TYPE Dinner

Watch our step-by-step recipe guide.

Method

  1. Heat oven to 225C
  2. Marinate the chicken pieces with the milk and lemon juice for 30 minutes in refrigerator
  3. Place eggs, flour and breadcrumbs in three separate bowls
  4. Mix dried herbs, paprika and lemon zest into breadcrumbs
  5. Coat a handful of chicken pieces in flour then shake off excess
  6. Transfer to egg and coat thoroughly
  7. Transfer to breadcrumbs and press pieces to stick the breadcrumbs all over
  8. Place coated chicken pieces on a greased baking tray
  9. Repeat for remaining chicken
  10. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

Suggestions

Add to salads, sandwiches and wraps.
Serve with mashed potato and coleslaw.

  • 500 g
    chicken thighs, skinless and boneless, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup
    milk
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup
    flour
  • 3 cups
    dried breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp
    dried herbs
  • 2 tsp
    paprika
  • 1 tbsp
    lemon zest
Per serve
  • Energy
    2220kJ
  • Protein
    36.4g
  • Total Fat
    9.7g
  • Saturated Fat
    2.7g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    71.0g
  • Sugars
    3.0g
  • Dietary Fibre
    4.4g
  • Sodium
    667mg