Popcorn chicken, made famous by the legendary KFC, aka the fried cousin of this baked version, is a crispy, crunchy bite of chicken perfection and it’s going to make your life happier. Personally, I’m happier knowing I’m not racking up the calories with this recipe because I’m still clinging strong to my January resolutions, but also this is a kid-friendly dinner at its finest.

Baked Popcorn Chicken

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 3 Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Breast (cut into small pieces)
  • 2 cups Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper, seasoning
  • 3 cups Cornflakes, crushed
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter, melted
  1. Instructions
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a cooling rack with nonstick spray and set on a baking sheet; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Buttermilk, Eggs, Cornstarch, Garlic Cloves, Oregano, Cayenne Pepper, and Salt and Pepper; to taste. Marinate for about 30 minutes (if possible). Drain well.
  4. Working in batches, dredge the chicken in the crushed Cornflakes, pressing to coat. Set on the prepared baking sheet and drizzle with the melted Butter.
  5. Insert into the oven and bake, turning chicken pieces halfway through, about 20 to 25 minutes.