Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams 
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
8 Mins
Serves 4

Popcorn-Crusted Chicken Strips are the tasty results of a coating of whole-grain popcorn on ordinary chicken strips. The results are a crunchy texture that the kids will love.

How to Make It

Step 1

Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment. In a food processor, pulse popcorn, garlic powder and 1/4 tsp. salt until mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Transfer to a shallow bowl. Place flour in a second shallow bowl and egg in a third.

Step 2

Dredge each chicken piece in flour, then in beaten egg, then in popcorn crumbs, turning to coat. Transfer to baking sheet and repeat with remaining chicken. Discard any leftover flour, beaten egg and popcorn crumbs when finished.

Step 3

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, combine oil and butter. When butter has melted, add chicken, working in batches if necessary. Do not crowd skillet. Cook, turning once, until chicken is well-browned on both sides and cooked through, about 8 minutes total. Sprinkle with additional salt, if desired.

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Ratings & Reviews

pacacan's Review

July 25, 2012
This was okay. It was my first time using b/s chicken thighs which I didn't care for. I would consider trying it again with tenders. The flavor of the coating was good and, while not as pretty as the picture, it turned out much better than most recipes I've tried with other coatings.

lmac1013's Review

July 24, 2012
Loved it! If you skip the flour, it's perfect for those following a gluten free diet like me!