Flavorful, delicious and healthy! Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken is kid-friendly, super easy and quick to make. It will be a hit with your family!

Oven Baked Popcorn Chicken on a brown plate.

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I’ve always liked the flavor of Kentucky Fried Chicken, but I’m not really a big fan of eating chicken on the bone.  I have a weird thing about food textures. When I was growing up and my family would go to KFC, I would always get the Popcorn chicken.  I liked that they were small, bite-sized pieces that could be dipped in some kind of sauce. I have an obsession with sauces. What can I say? I love to dip this chicken in Copycat Chick-fil-a Sauce or Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce! Mmmm….

This Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken recipe is amazing because it is “oven fried”.  It comes together quickly and doesn’t make a big mess, because you bake it in the oven instead of frying it in oil. It is also very kid-friendly. My kids love to help me when I make this recipe!

Ingredients for Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken

Before you begin, you’ll need to gather all of the ingredients. The great thing about this recipe is that most of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry! This is what you will need:

-Chicken

-Buttermilk

-Egg

-Butter

-Flour

-Breadcrumbs

-Cornmeal

-Garlic Salt

-Seasoned Salt

-Paprika

-Black Pepper

Helpful Kitchen Gadgets for this recipe:

-Gallon size bags

-Baking Sheet

-Slotted Spoon

-Silicone Tongs

How to Make Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken

Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken: Step 1

Cut your chicken into bite-size pieces and place in a gallon size bag with the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Step one: Marinate chicken in buttermilk

Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken: Step 2

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and place 4-6 tablespoons of butter on a baking sheet.  Place it in the oven to melt.

Step 2: Place pats of butter on a sheet pan to place Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken on.

Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken: Step 3

Combine the coating ingredients in a separate gallon size bag and add the chicken to the bag, using a slotted spoon.  Shake the chicken in the bag to ensure it is covered.

Step 3: Place Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken in a bag with coating ingredients.

Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken: Step 4

Place the chicken on the baking sheet.

Step 3: Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken arranged on a baking sheet.

Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken: Step 5

Bake the chicken in the oven for 10 minutes.  Remove the chicken and turn them over using silicone tongs.  Bake for 10 more minutes.  Serve this delicious Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce or Copycat Chick-fil-a Sauce.  Enjoy!

Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken on a Plate.

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Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken
Flavorful,delicious and healthy! Oven Fried KFC Popcorn Chicken is kid-friendly, super easy and quick to make. It will be a hit with your family!
Oven Baked Popcorn Chicken on a plate.
Cuisine American
Keyword Dinner, Homemade
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 1 Hour
Servings
People
Ingredients
Marinade
Chicken Coating
Cuisine American
Keyword Dinner, Homemade
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 1 Hour
Servings
People
Ingredients
Marinade
Chicken Coating
Oven Baked Popcorn Chicken on a plate.
Instructions
Marinade Instructions
  1. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces and place in a gallon sized bag. Mix buttermilk and egg together and pour over chicken. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour to overnight.
Popcorn chicken
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut the butter and place on baking sheet. Put the baking sheet in the oven to melt the butter while you are preparing the chicken.
  2. Combine flour, breadcrumbs, cornmeal, salt, seasoned salt, pepper and paprika in a separate ziploc bag.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade with a slotted spoon and place in the seasonings bag.
  4. Shake the bag until all chicken pieces are covered.
  5. Remove pan from oven and spread butter around.
  6. Place popcorn chicken on the pan and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  7. Flip chicken over with tongs and cook on the other side for 10 more minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and place on a paper towel. Serve.
Recipe Notes

If not serving immediately, place the chicken on a paper towel when removed from the oven.

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