Best Baked Popcorn Chicken

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Skip the freezer aisle selection and make your own popcorn chicken right at home! This easy recipe comes complete with a honey mustard dipping sauce that makes the whole thing addictive and downright irresistible.

Best Baked Popcorn Chicken

Best Baked Popcorn Chicken

YIELDS: 8 SERVINGS

PREP TIME: 0 HOURS 10 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 0 HOURS 40 MINS

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 lb. skinless chicken breast, cut into 1″ pieces
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 c. panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c. cornmeal
  • 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE

  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400° and grease two large baking sheets with oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Add eggs to a medium shallow bowl. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk together bread crumbs, cornmeal, Parmesan, and cayenne. Season with salt.
  3. Working in batches, add chicken to eggs then dredge in bread crumb mixture until fully coated. Spread chicken in even layers on prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake chicken until golden and cooked through, flipping halfway through, about 25 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, make dipping sauce: In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, mustard, honey, and cayenne until fully combined.
  6. Serve chicken with dipping sauce.

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Best Baked Popcorn Chicken

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