How to make Chicken Popcorn -

Deep fried chicken cubes coated with masalas and parmesan cheese powder.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Boneless Chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Eggs (अंडे)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Chicken Popcorn

Chicken Popcorn Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chicken Popcorn Recipe

  • Boneless Chicken cut into very small cubes 400 grams

  • Eggs 2

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 4 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 2 1/4 teaspoons

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Chaat masala 1 tablespoon

  • Dried mixed herbs 1 teaspoon

  • Crushed black pepper 1 teaspoon

  • Parmesan cheese powder 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Break the eggs into a bowl, add salt and pepper powder and beat. Mix cornflour, 2 tbsps refined flour, salt and ¼ tsp red chilli powder and spread on a plate.

Step 2

Place the chicken cubes in a bowl, add salt, 1 tsp red chilli powder, lemon juice and mix and set aside to marinate for ½ hour. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 3

Add remaining refined flour to the chicken pieces and mix well. Dip each chicken piece separately in the egg mixture, roll in the spiced flour mixture and slide into the hot oil and deep fry till done. Do not brown them. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Mix chaat masala, remaining red chilli powder, dried mixed herbs, crushed black peppercorns and parmesan cheese powder well. Sprinkle most this spice mixture over the chicken cubes and mix well.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl, sprinkle remaining spice mixture and serve hot.

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