When I think of writing about popcorn chicken, something that flashes to my mind immediately is a catchphrase from one of Joel Osteen’s famous motivational messages.
Fake it to Make it
Have you ever watched a Queen entering a ball room full of world’s prettiest actresses, smartest business magnets and wisest men? However, the presence of those top talents will not intimidate the queen because she is well aware of her identity and self-worth. Do you know that we all are children of the most High God? Yes. HIS Royal DNA is within us since we are created in HIS own image. When we are focused on this truth all the time, who can shake us??
Galatians 3:26-29 Children of the Most High God
So look straight, walk boldly and face anything and everything with a smile. Be the queen that you really are – Because, you are the child of the Most High God . And if you mean to say, “Nooooo!! This is totally hard for me”,here is the key – Fake it to Make it 😀 Lets go to the recipe..
I purposely named it juicy for the juicy taste it leaves in the mouth. Crunchy outside, Soft and flavoured chicken inside becomes absolute bliss with any cheesey dip.
On a honest note, I cheated on few ingredients from the original recipe i.e I skipped them. That is because I wanted to make it simple with daily kitchen ingredients of any home chef. I am very sure, ditto-ing the ingredients of the original recipe would give the besshttt!!
Step by step tutorial below…
Wash chicken and Chop peanut sized pieces so that they are easy to cook. Marinate them with pepper powder, salt, red chilli powder,lemon juice for 4 to 5 hours in the fridge. This makes the meat tender. I marinated them overnight.
Coat them in a mixture of powdered sugar and maida, so that all the moisture is absorbed.
Coat each piece in a mixture of egg and milk beaten well.
Coat them in a mixture of maida, pepper powder, corn flour, salt, red chilli powder.
Deep fry them in low flame until golden brown. Cover them and cook atleast for a minute. Sprinkle a mixture of chat masala, little oregano, little maggi seasoning on them and serve hot with any dip you have handy.
1. Serve them hot. Never reheat them, it tends to make it rubbery or hard.
2. Donot over fry or over cook, which will again make the chicken lose the tenderness. It is good to set the golden color as the end point.
3. Marination plays an important role I believe.
4. Sugar in coating-1 gives the sweetness in the popcorn.
5. Before deep frying, it is better to toss the coated chicken pieces in a colander to drop off the excess corn flour. We do this to avoid corn flour becoming spilt and burnt in hot oil.
Detailed recipe card below..
Do try out and let me know your feedback 🙂