Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken with Honey Mustard Dip

Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken with Honey Mustard Dip

popcorn chicken


Do you want to make something fun for dinner??? And still, have a delicious meal???? This fits the description to a tee!!!!

The popcorn chicken makes fun finger food for your little ones but the chicken is so tender that you will find yourself making this recipe over and over again.


3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper(optional)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric (optional)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
black pepper, to taste
vegetable oil, for deep frying


  • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. In a large bowl combine the chicken pieces, buttermilk, and salt.
  • Cover, and chill in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour and up to 8 hours.


  • In a large Ziploc bag, combine the flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, baking powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, turmeric, garlic powder, and pepper. Seal the bag and shake well.

Putting it all together:

  • In a heavy saucepan, heat 4 to 6 inches of oil over medium heat, until the oil is hot. Remove 1/3 of the chicken pieces from the buttermilk with a slotted spoon, and place them in the plastic bag with the breading.
  • Seal the bag, and shake to coat all the pieces well.
  • Remove each piece individually. Carefully, add the chicken to the hot oil. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Once cooked, let the chicken drain on a paper towel. Repeat with the remaining chicken.

Honey Mustard Sauce:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons honey
1/2 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • Mix all the ingredients together. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for about an hour.


6 thoughts on “Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken with Honey Mustard Dip”

  1. Dear Kimberly, Popcorn chicken is always a winner. This is perfect for family gatherings. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Blessings, Catherine

  2. I love easy and yummy recipes! So do my boys! And chicken nuggets are their absolute favorite! Thank you so much for sharing at Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. I'm going to pin this to the Tasty Tuesdays Board. We would love for you to link up again with us this week!

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