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Popcorn Chicken Air Fryer

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Popcorn Chicken Air Fryer Version from homemade and frozen directions. Crispy, tender pieces of chicken breast, all done in minutes in your air fryer.

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner and in minutes. This quick and easy homemade air fryer popcorn chicken, frozen or homemade, will make your life much easier plus, it’s super addicting without deep frying. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce like My Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Sauce.

This will have even the pickiest kids begging for more, just like Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Marry Me Chicken, and Buffalo Wild Wings garlic pasta.

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Ingredients for Popcorn Chicken

  • 1 pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast: You can also use thighs. Cube Chicken into 1/2″ pieces.
  • 2 Eggs: Whisk Eggs at room temperature.
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour:
  • 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs: you can use plain bread crumbs but if you want that extra crispy crunch, use the panko.
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder: Garlic Powder is optional; it gives it that extra flavor.
  • Salt and Pepper: Use to taste.
  • Cooking Oil Spray: I use an olive oil spray.

    For Frozen Popcorn Chicken:

    • 1 Bag of Frozen Popcorn Chicken brand of your Liking I like the perdue.
    • Cooking Spray: We used Pam cooking spray.
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    Step by Step Directions for Popcorn Chicken Air Fryer

    Step 1:

    Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees. Cut Chicken into 1/2″ Cubes.

    Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper to your flour.

    Set up your breading station with one bowl of bread crumbs, one bowl of flour, and a small bowl of whisked eggs.

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    Step 2:

    Dip Chicken Pieces first in the flour; coat well.

    Next, Dip the flour-coated chicken in the whisked eggs.

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    Step 3:

    Last, Dip the chicken into the panko bread Crumbs. Work in batches until all chicken is coated.

    Spray Air Fryer Basket with cooking spray and place coated chicken pieces in a single layer.

    Air Fry for 15 minutes, flipping once after 10 minutes or until both sides are golden brown.

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    Air Fryer Frozen Popcorn Chicken Directions:

    Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees

    Place frozen chicken in a single layer in an air fryer basket.

    Spray with cooking sprays like pam or olive oil.

    Cook for 15 minutes, turning after 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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    Tips and Tricks for Air Fryer Chicken

    • Do not overcrowd the air fryer.
    • Place chicken in a single layer.
    • Spray chicken with cooking oil.
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    What Dipping Sauce to have with Air Fryer Chicken.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long does it take to cook popcorn chicken in the air fryer?

    My cooking time took 15 minutes at 400 degrees. I turned my chicken after ten minutes.

    Do I have to add oil to the air fryer?

    I sprayed my chicken and the basket with cooking spray so it would not stick, making the crust crispier.

    Is Air Frying Chicken Healthy?

    Air Frying anything is much healthier than deep frying. So my answer is yes, it’s much healthier.

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    Popcorn Chicken Air Fryer

    Yield: 60
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    Popcorn Chicken Air Fryer Version from homemade and frozen directions. Crispy, tender pieces of chicken breast, all done in minutes in your air fryer.

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast cut in half inch cubes
    • 2 Eggs Whisked
    • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
    • 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
    • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
    • Salt and Pepper
    • Cooking Spray like pam

    Popcorn Chicken From Frozen

    • 1 Bag Popcorn Chicken
    • Cooking Spray

    Instructions

    1. Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees. Cut Chicken into 1/2 ″ Cubes.
    2. Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper to your flour.
    3. Set up your breading station with one bowl of bread crumbs, one bowl of flour, and a small bowl of whisked eggs.
    4. Dip Chicken Pieces first in the flour; coat well.
    5. Next, Dip the flour-coated chicken in the whisked eggs.
    6. Last, Dip the chicken into the panko bread Crumbs. Work in batches until all chicken is coated.
    7. Spray Air Fryer Basket with cooking spray and place coated chicken pieces in a single layer.
    8. Air Fry for 15 minutes, flipping once after 10 minutes or until both sides are golden brown.

    From Frozen:

      1. Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees,
      2. Place frozen chicken in a single layer in an air fryer basket.
      3. Spray with cooking sprays like pam or olive oil.
      4. Cook for 15 minutes, turning after 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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      Nutrition Information:
      Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
      Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 305mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 34g

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