How to make Chicken Poppers at Home

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Chicken Poppers- What a delicious snack! The crunch on the outside with juicy chicken inside that is dipped in cheese is a perfect combo. They can be had with or without the sauce as an appetizer or as the main dish combined with some salad. What is unique about these chicken poppers is that they are baked in the oven and not fried. The crispiness is because they are rolled in cornflakes.

Poppers are perfect bite-size and easy to eat. I love making chicken poppers for my kids. When I am prepping for the poppers in the kitchen, my kids are glued to me and as soon as the first batch is ready, they’d pop them in their mouths one by one and the plate goes empty in just a minute or two.

That’s how we function when poppers are made and I love it. To add in a lot of flavours, I use parmesan cheese, paprika and garlic seasonings. I will share the secrets from my kitchen with you, so sit back and go through the poppers’ recipe step by step. But first, let’s have a look into the ingredients required.

Ingredients for Crispy Chicken Poppers

For Chicken Poppers

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts1 Lb.
Garlic Cloves (Finely Minced)2
Salt½ Tbsp
Black Pepper½ Tbsp
Flour½ Tbsp
Cornflakes2 ½ Cups
Grated Parmesan Cheese2 Tbsp
Paprika¼ Tbsp
Buttermilk¼ Cup

For Parmesan-Ranch Sauce (Dip)

Sour Cream1 Cup
Mayonnaise¼ Cup
Grated Parmesan Cheese1/3 Cup
Garlic Clove1
Lemon Zest1
Lemon Juice2 Tbsp
Ground Black Pepper½ Tbsp
Chopped Chives2 Tbsp
Salt¼ Tbsp

The ingredients will be readily available in the nearby supermarkets. Now, let’s see how much time and what goes into preparing the chicken poppers at home, step by step.

How Much Time Will it Take?

Preparation TimeMaking TimeTotal Time
10 min20-25min30-35 min

Now let’s check out the directions that you need to follow to make these Chicken Poppers at home.

Chicken Poppers Recipe

Chicken Poppers recipe

For Dipping Sauce

  1. Take a bowl and add mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, parmesan cheese, lemon zest, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, lemon juice, chives and ¼ teaspoon salt.
  2. Put all these ingredients in the food processor.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Refrigerate the mixture until needed.

For Chicken Poppers

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place in a baking sheet with aluminium foil.
  2. Add the chicken breast pieces into a medium bowl and marinate with fresh garlic, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper. Let it sit for a while. 
  3. In a large Ziplock bag, add flour. Add the following ingredients- cornflakes, paprika, parmesan cheese, ¼ teaspoon of black pepper and ¼ teaspoon of salt to the bowl of a food processor. Swirl the mixture to crumble it. 
  4. To coat the chicken pieces with flour, put them into the Ziplock bag with the flour and shake it. Now, transfer the flour-coated chicken pieces into a separate bowl. Pour some buttermilk over them and mix it gently with the fingers.
  5. Now, coat the chicken pieces with cornflakes by placing them in another Ziplock bag with crumble cornflakes in it and shaking it. 
  6. Coated chicken pieces are now to be placed onto the baking sheet with foil.
  7. Lightly spray the cooking spray over the chicken pieces. Put into the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  8. The poppers are ready. They are best served with the dipping sauce.

Relish the poppers with your family and friends. I hope everyone around you loves your creation. Try it at home soon.

Nutritional Breakdown of Chicken Poppers

I will also add in the nutrition table here to know what you’re feeding your body with.

Total Fat15.0g
Total Carbohydrate16g
Dietary fiber3.0g

How to Make Chicken Poppers at Home | Video

Sometimes this recipe can confuse people. That’s why I’ve added a video below, so it’ll be easier for you to make these Chicken Poppers at Home.

Video by Get Curried

I hope my home-made recipe helps you and guides you through. Here, I sign off. Do share your reviews down below and suggest to us some more recipes you want us to post.

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