Easy Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken

Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken 


Buttermilk 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.

Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken


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.


Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken

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 “Easy Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken”

  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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