The next time you make homemade popcorn chicken, bread it in buttered popcorn for a true popcorn experience.

Soup Loving Nicole


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Combine cornstarch, salt, paprika, ground mustard, and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Drop half of the chicken pieces into the bag, seal the bag, shake, and let sit 5 minutes while your air fryer is pre-heating.

  • Set the air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and preheat for 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place the popped popcorn in a food processor and pulse to a crumb-like consistency. Place crumbs in a separate resealable plastic bag.

  • Dip seasoned chicken pieces first in beaten egg, then drop them into the bag of popcorn crumbs. Shake to coat.

  • Place chicken in the basket of the air fryer. Lightly spray with butter flavored cooking spray. Cook, in batches if needed, for 8 minutes. Flip, mist with spray again, and cook 6 additional minutes.

  • Using tongs, transfer chicken to a paper towel lined plate. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; 5.7 g total fat; 131 mg cholesterol; 473 mg sodium. 11.9 g carbohydrates; 28.6 g protein; Full Nutrition