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Copycat Popeyes Popcorn Chicken

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Inspired by a recipe from Popeyes At Home


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 eggs


  • Cut chicken into small pieces.
  • Heat 3" of oil to 350 F in a deep fryer or Dutch oven.
  • Combine flour, salt, white and cayenne pepper and paprika in a shallow bowl or pie plate.
  • Whisk together the eggs in a separate shallow bowl or pie plate.
  • Working in batches, dip chicken pieces into the egg.
  • Shake off excess and transfer to the flour mixture, coating well.
  • Shake off excess and place into the hot oil.
  • Fry 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack or paper towel-lines plate.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauces.