Recipe courtesy of Nadia G
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Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken
Yield:
4 to 6
Level:
Easy
Yield:
4 to 6
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Canola or vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • Maple syrup, for dipping (optional)
  • BBQ sauce, for dipping (optional)
  • Honey mustard, for dipping (optional)

Directions

Special equipment: Large bowl Large self-sealing plastic bag Large, heavy saucepan Deep-frying thermometer Slotted spoon

CHICKEN: Cut the chicken breasts into equal bite sized pieces. In a large bowl combine the chicken pieces, buttermilk, and 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Cover, and chill in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour, and up to 8 hours.

BREADING: In a large self-sealing plastic bag combine the all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, baking powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, turmeric, onion powder, and lots of freshly ground pepper. Seal the bag and shake well.

SHKIAFFING IT TOGETHER: In a heavy saucepan, heat 4 to 6 inches of oil over medium heat until a thermometer reads 350 degrees F. Remove one-third of the chicken pieces from the buttermilk marinade with a slotted spoon, and shake them around over the marinade bowl to remove the excess liquid. Add the chicken pieces to the plastic bag filled with the breading. Seal the bag, and shake to coat all the pieces well. Remove each piece individually, and give each piece a quick shake to remove the excess flour. Carefully add the chicken pieces to the hot oil. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. (If unsure if chicken is cooked, slice a piece in half to check that the center is no longer pink.) Once it is cooked, let the popcorn chicken drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining chicken. Serve popcorn chicken with maple syrup, BBQ sauce, or honey mustard for dipping.

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