Atomic Popcorn Chicken

Theresa K


My daughter and I were playing mad scientist in the kitchen and came up with this nice surprise.

This didn't come out as hot as we were hoping for, so next time we may add red pepper flakes to the coating.

These would be good dipped in hot sauce, or ketchup, or maybe a Hoisen sauce. (any vinegar or other acid based sauce)

★★★★★ 1 vote
4 - 6
1 Hr
30 Min
Deep Fry


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chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1/3 c
hot sauce (like frank's or lachulas)
3 c
all purpose flour
1/4 tsp
garlic salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
1 Tbsp
curry powder
1/2 tsp
marjoram, dried
1 tsp
chili powder
3 tsp
dried onion
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
kosher salt to sprinkle after frying
oil to fry

How to Make Atomic Popcorn Chicken


  • 1Cut up chicken into bite size pieces. Beat egg and add hot sauce. Place chicken bites into the mix and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • 2In a large plastic bag or closed container like tupperware, add the flour and rest of ingredients except for the salt. Shake to mix ingredients well.
  • 3Add the chicken pieces to the flour mixture and shake the container to coat each piece.
  • 4Fry the chicken at 400 until deep golden color. (test to be sure they are completely cooked) Drain in a strainer (will keep crispiness) Sprinkle on salt and toss well.

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About Atomic Popcorn Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #hot, #sauce, #Fried

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