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Recipe for Pop Corn Chicken

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I am in search of more variety to add to my small chop basket and Pop Corn Chicken fits the bill. I had asked my daughter Afrolems for the recipe having seen her make it before. It was to host some members of my church at home and this small chop had to be on the menu. This was not a puff puff type gathering :). I was quite pleased when my Pop Corn Chicken vanished as soon as the grace was said. A sure sign that you have a winner. And in addition people were asking for the recipe and the dip.

Preparing  everything the day before and refridgerating made it so easy to serve up quickly. What I did extra was to bake the pop corn for about 10 minutes to ensure the egg is cooked. My twist to this recipe was the addition of parsley. And the baking before frying which gives a crispier pop corn

Recipe for making Pop Corn Chicken

Ingredients

Whole Chicken breast

3/4 cup bread crumbs

1/4 medium size Onion

Scotch Bonnet Pepper ( to taste)

1 Egg

1/2 Rosemary

1/2 teaspoon minced Garlic

Chicken Seasoning to taste

1 tablespoon Parsley( chopped)

Oil for frying

Method

  1. Cut chicken into small pieces, season with pepper, rosemary, onion, garlic and cook till soft and water dries up
  2. Allow chicken to cool and blend into a mince, like coarse bread crumbs
  3. Add parsley, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, egg and mix well
  4. Mold the mixture into small balls. It does not have to be a perfect shape
  5. Sprinkle the remaining bread crumbs onto a baking tray or flat pan.
  6. Drop the pop corn balls into the the tray and shake the tray to help roll the balls and coat with the bread crumbs
  7. Heat oil and fry till golden brown. I opted to bake first then fry. Baking gives me more crispy pop corn
  8. Serve with mayonnaise/ketchup dip. To make the dip mix 2 parts mayonnaise to 1 part ketchup. You may wish to add a dash of chilli to the dip.Pop Corn Chicken
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6 Comments

  • Nice job. But I don’t seem to get this clear. How did you make or get your pop corn balls? Did you add or rub the blended meat,crumbs and egg on each grain of popcorn?

    • Hi Jane . I molded each ball and placed in a tray containing bread crumbs and then shook the pan so all the balls rolled in the bread crumbs and coated the balls. Then I fried off. I hope this is clearer

  • You never cease to amaze me. This recipe along with the pictures make me want to try it immediately. This is sooo nice as a small chop. Well done. Yours is the best Nigerian food blog I’ve seen.

  • Thank you IQ foodplatter… I tried out the popcorn chicken for dinner with coconut jollof rice and beans (twist to the normal coconut jollof rice). It came out perfectly though i didn’t use bread crumbs but blended kellogs cornflakes which gives the same result as breadcrumbs. I must say u have done a nice job. I’ll be checking back for my mouth watering recipes.

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