Popcorn Chicken
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Serves: 1 big bucket
  • 700 g boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt
  • oil for deep frying
  • barbecue sauce
  1. Season chicken pieces with salt and freshly ground black pepper, place in a non-reactive bowl and pour buttermilk. Mix well and let it marinate for at least 4 hours.
  2. In a large container with cover combine flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper and salt, mix well.
  3. Piece by piece add the chicken pieces, cover the container then shake to coat the chicken evenly. Set aside.
  4. Prepare a deep fryer with enough oil then deep fry chicken pieces for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Place cooked popcorn chicken in a paper lined plate to remove excess oil then serve with barbecue sauce.
Recipe by Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious") at https://www.angsarap.net/2014/12/17/popcorn-chicken/