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Popcorn Chicken

Serves 4
Prep time:
Cooking time: 45 minutes - 1 hour

We've given popcorn chicken a healthier makeover. Forget takeaways, it's the perfect 'fakeaway'.

Ingredients

Method

  • 500 g chicken thighs, skinless and boneless, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 cups dried breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp dried herbs
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
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Method

  1. Heat oven to 225°C
  2. Marinate the chicken pieces with the milk and lemon juice for 30 minutes in refrigerator
  3. Place eggs, flour and breadcrumbs in three separate bowls
  4. Mix dried herbs, paprika and lemon zest into breadcrumbs
  5. Coat a handful of chicken pieces in flour then shake off excess
  6. Transfer to egg and coat thoroughly
  7. Transfer to breadcrumbs and press pieces to stick the breadcrumbs all over
  8. Place coated chicken pieces on a greased baking tray
  9. Repeat for remaining chicken
  10. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

Suggestions

- Add to salads, sandwiches and wraps.
- Serve with mashed potato and coleslaw.

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