Copycat Popeyes Popcorn Chicken

It’s a treat when I get to fire up my deep fryer. And because I’m a sucker for being influenced by cheesy ads on TV for fast food joints, I had to make a copycat of the popcorn chicken you can get at Popeyes. I couldn’t help myself. I was weak. Crunchy, spicy and addicting, I gobbled them up just like Annie (the lady on the Popeyes commercials) said I would.

Copycat Popeyes Popcorn Chicken

I figured I needed a few dipping sauces for my copycat Popeyes popcorn chicken. I decided to pick up a few bottles of Sweet Baby Ray’s dipping sauces at the store. SBR makes great BBQ sauces (perfect as-is or as a base for your own creation), so I was pretty darn sure that their dipping sauces would be great too. And they were. Between the popcorn chicken and the dipping sauces and a few fries, it was a happy deep-frying kind of day!

Also try my chipotle popcorn chicken bites. Chicken with a kick!

Copycat Popeyes Popcorn Chicken
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Copycat Popeyes Popcorn Chicken

It’s a treat when I get to fire up my deep fryer. And because I’m a sucker for being influenced by cheesy ads on TV for fast food joints, I had to make a copycat of the popcorn chicken you can get at Popeyes.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken nuggets, copycat, popcorn chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 285kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 1847mg | Potassium: 510mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 463IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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