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Popcorn Chicken


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Coating

  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1.5 tablespoons black peppercorns, whole
  • 1.5 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried garlic granules
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 350 grams plain flour

Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts, diced into small pieces
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten in a bowl
  • oil, for frying
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Place all spices and herbs into tmx. Blitz on speed 10 for 30 seconds. Scrape down. Repeat. You are wanting a fine grind. Add flour and blitz on speed 10 for 20 seconds. Have a taste of your flour. You can tweak the quantities used to suit your tastes.  Add additional flavour of needed and blitz again on speed 10 for 30 seconds to ensure its well combined. If you feel the flavours are too intense you can add more flour.  Pour 1/3 of the flour onto a plate. Coat chicken pieces  in egg and then flour. I then put them in egg and then flour again. This gives it a real crispy coating. Double coating is the key. Place oil into pan on a medium heat. You need enough oil to shallow fry your pieces.
    Fry about 10 little pieces at a time. Don't overload the pan. Cook until white and cooked through. The time will vary on the size of your pieces but it was about 3 mins each side.  Just watch them.Drain on paper towel.

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Tip

If you cant have eggs in your house buttermilk is a great substitute.
Rice flour can be used in place of plain flour. Results will differ slightly.

The coating is enough for three meals. Trust me, you want this coating in your pantry so stick to the full recipe and store the excess in an airtight container.

 

More variations are on my fb page and blog:
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(Originally posted on my fb page 8.1.2014)


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  • Amazing recipe! I love the double coating. Thank...

    Submitted by Pinchy on 21. February 2018 - 19:24.

    Amazing recipe! I love the double coating. Thank you!

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  • Made this for the first time. It is now my 18 year...

    Submitted by Alli-J on 27. January 2018 - 19:36.

    Made this for the first time. It is now my 18 year old's favourite meal!
    I used the entire mix for one meal, so will make a double batch in the future. I can see this will now be a staple!
    Not sure if the tablespoon used in the recipe was a 20ml or 15ml. I used an Australian standard 20ml tablespoon but might try a 15ml next time as it was a little strong on the salt and pepper (I did double coat).

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  • I love love love this recipe!...

    Submitted by KimO on 8. January 2018 - 19:47.

    I love love love this recipe!

    It is a staple in our house. I don’t double coat and comes out fine. I have tried it with cubes, strips and raw schnitzel and all work great. I even cook it in coconut oil and it gives it a lovely extra flavour. Thank you 😊

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  • This is a weekly meal in our house, not only do...

    Submitted by amberino211 on 21. October 2017 - 17:17.

    This is a weekly meal in our house, not only do the kids love it but ive found adults do too.

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  • YUM!! Such a lovely recipe. Thank you for the...

    Submitted by alisouthey on 13. September 2017 - 19:07.

    YUM!! Such a lovely recipe. Thank you for the recipe

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  • This is awesome! Loved it. Will definitely do it...

    Submitted by JulieClune on 11. September 2017 - 09:38.

    This is awesome! Loved it. Will definitely do it again. Will even try to make a FODMAP version to share with my grandchildren.❤️

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  • Thanks for this recipe my children absloutely...

    Submitted by Ezzahezza on 16. July 2017 - 18:20.

    Thanks for this recipe my children absloutely loved it as did my husband. They said it is better than KFC! I shallow fried it in rice bran oil and put in the lesser amount of peppercorns and it still had loads of flavour.

    My kids never eat chicken that doesnt come out of a box! This is the recipe you need tmrc_emoticons.)

    I should mention my kids are very very fussy too ha ha

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  • Mmm so good. Perfect blend of

    Submitted by KPcookin26 on 29. September 2016 - 21:32.

    Mmm so good. Perfect blend of ingredients with a great crunch. Not too overpowering. I didn't have the onion flakes but still great with everything else.

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  • Yuuuuuuum! I followed the

    Submitted by alicia3766 on 31. July 2016 - 21:42.

    Yuuuuuuum! I followed the recipe exactly but added just a touch less peppercorns. I think the kids preferred the single battered pieces as they were less spicy. Hubby and I loved the double battered pieces. I uses 1.5 chicken breasts and it fed 4 of us for lunch and I have 2 morning teas worth of leftovers for hubby.

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  • Yum! We are a bit spice

    Submitted by BecKK13 on 24. July 2016 - 15:45.

    Yum! We are a bit spice sensitive in this house so I reduced the peppercorns to 1 teaspoon and increased the flour to 400g (using GF flour). Also because we don't have tarragon I used 1/3 tsp fennel seeds. When coating I used soy milk as we are egg and dairy free. These turn out brilliantly and everyone loves them. Thanks!!

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  • Wow, this is really good. I

    Submitted by kathyz on 20. March 2016 - 19:42.

    Wow, this is really good. I also cut back on pepper and added more flour and it was perfect. A big hit with all the family. Love the way I have heaps of flour left to do this again a couple more times. Thanks for sharing.  Cooking 10

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  • Yummy! re-heat well

    Submitted by Martha 2015 on 14. January 2016 - 18:59.

    Yummy! re-heat well

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  • Great recipe! kids and adults

    Submitted by Jaime18 on 2. November 2015 - 21:06.

    Great recipe!

    kids and adults love love love it  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Very yum but will reduce the

    Submitted by SarahG28 on 19. August 2015 - 18:55.

    Very yum but will reduce the pepper next time for the kids and try doing in the oven

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  • AMAZING seasoning!!! Loved

    Submitted by AmeliaT on 16. August 2015 - 19:27.

    AMAZING seasoning!!! Loved it.

    I baked most of them, and just fried a few.

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  • Unbelievable seasoning!!

    Submitted by Margarita Helen on 16. June 2015 - 00:12.

    Unbelievable seasoning!! Served a big batch up at a BBQ other day and everyone loved them. Prob a tad too spicy for the kids but the adults want the recipe! Thanks for sharing. Definitely will be making this regularly.

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  • Just made the coating. Yum!

    Submitted by Margarita Helen on 12. June 2015 - 16:23.

    Just made the coating. Yum! making these tomorrow as an appetiser for kids and adults alike at a BBQ. Has anyone tried them while their lukewarm or cold? 

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  • lovely coating! My girls are

    Submitted by Nic31 on 6. May 2015 - 12:14.

    lovely coating! My girls are only 1 and 3 so I followed others comments and reduced the pepper to 1/2 tbsp. I also did strips instead of bites to save a bit of time. Will be making again thanks 

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  •   I made this tonight with

    Submitted by sharyn2767 on 18. April 2015 - 22:49.

     

    I made this tonight with fish and cooked them in the oven. What a winner with the family!. Next time I will spray the top with oil, they were still a bit floury when I pulled them out on top however delicious all the same.

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  • My family and I love the

    Submitted by Ally5891 on 15. April 2015 - 20:25.

    My family and I love the flavour that this has we also coat larger pieces of chicken so easy and yummy

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  • Amazing mix. It has become a

    Submitted by Emmapi on 1. April 2015 - 17:22.

    Amazing mix. It has become a staple in our house. Yummy for kids & flavoursome for adults. We mix half popcorn chicken mix with half panko breadcrumbs saves the double dipping & makes super crunchy tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • This is a huge favourite in

    Submitted by GlutenFreeForMEEE on 29. March 2015 - 21:06.

    Cooking 1This is a huge favourite in our house, I double the recipie and use Gluten Free plain flour.

    This with Fail Proof Mash and gravy is a Coeliac's dream!

     

    Thank you so much for sharing  tmrc_emoticons.)

     

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  • Great recipe really tasty! my

    Submitted by S.Greenwood on 10. March 2015 - 21:25.

    Great recipe really tasty! my fussy 2 and 4 year olds ate it. I added less pepper and mustard seeds for my kids. My son is dairy and egg free so I used Orgran no egg egg replacer instead of beaten eggs and worked just as well. YUM thanks  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • This is definatley worth

    Submitted by mumoffour on 3. March 2015 - 13:33.

    This is definatley worth making if you have kids that LOVE popcorn chicken. So easy and tasty. Thank you Peta Lee tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • A good recipe and I managed

    Submitted by LittleMissSqueaker on 21. February 2015 - 15:00.

    A good recipe and I managed to save half the flour for another batch but only coated once.

    great treat recipe

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  • Awesome recipe! A bit too hot

    Submitted by Lnpool on 23. January 2015 - 18:06.

    Awesome recipe! A bit too hot for little ones, but will use less pepper, paprika and mustard next time - there will definitely be a next time.  Great to make it an advance and store in the cupboard.

     

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  • Great recipe and everybody

    Submitted by HungryMummy on 20. January 2015 - 14:06.

    Great recipe and everybody loved them. I minced the chicken and rolled them that way tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • This is by far my favourite

    Submitted by The Purple Pickle on 26. December 2014 - 15:08.

    This is by far my favourite thermomix recipe. My fussy son who struggles to eat meat, will devour a large chicken breast when prepared like this. I make up the flour and keep it in a bag in the freezer. So quick and easy to cook for an after school snack when the flour mix is ready to go.

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  • Yum! Fussy son and husband

    Submitted by MG2096 on 9. December 2014 - 19:09.

    Yum! Fussy son and husband gobbled them up! I've kept a jar of the flour mix for my next batch, and thinking of making up the flour mix as a gift for busy mums with fussy kids. Cooking 1

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  • This was amazing! My husband

    Submitted by Thinking Thermomix on 15. October 2014 - 20:52.

    This was amazing! My husband was so impressed & my little one loved them! I didn't have any Tarragon, but it still turned out great. Was a little messy & fiddly & I don't know that I did the egg & coating thing very well, but it still turned out great. Was a great treat for my 2 year old on our Disney movie night. 

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  • Made this tonight when the

    Submitted by _teedess_ on 11. October 2014 - 00:22.

    Made this tonight when the kids requested KFC for dinner. They loved it!! Will definitely be doing again on 'take away' dinner night  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Love this recipe. It was a

    Submitted by ane' on 9. October 2014 - 13:26.

    Love this recipe. It was a big hit in the house

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  • Fairly quick and easy.

    Submitted by andrewjs on 17. September 2014 - 05:48.

    Fairly quick and easy. Awesome recipe.  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Yum. My 3yo loved this. Think

    Submitted by KKnooks on 5. September 2014 - 20:41.

    Yum. My 3yo loved this. Think I'll make strips next time too as was time consuming to coat. Can see why having the flour mixture pre-made would make it faster. I put flour mixture in a bag and shook it to coat which sped up my 2nd batch and still worked well.  Coating in Greek yougurt a good idea! 

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  • This is so good! Having miss

    Submitted by EvasMummy on 15. August 2014 - 18:10.

    This is so good! Having miss 2 eating this, I cut 1/2T of pepper & it's perfect for us. 

    Thabks 

     

    p.s I did some with only 1 coat... 2 coats.... and 3 coats... They're all great...!!!!!!! tmrc_emoticons.-D

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  • Very good! Agree the double

    Submitted by So.jam on 5. August 2014 - 20:40.

    Very good! Agree the double coating makes them! I served with hummus, broccoli salad and wraps. Everyone gobbled it up. Was surprised by how far 2 chicken breasts went. Next time I would probably do strips and the egg/flour did get a bit messy by the end. Thanks! First recipe I have ever given 5 stars to! 

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  • OMG love it made some strips

    Submitted by shellyaob on 31. May 2014 - 17:26.

    OMG love it

    made some strips with this tonight- not sure they'll make it to the dinner plates. Thanks for another great recipe and new family fav.

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  • These werea hit in my house!

    Submitted by leesha12 on 25. April 2014 - 17:53.

    These werea hit in my house! Thanks for sharing!

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  • My kids really enjoyed it, I

    Submitted by Serena21 on 21. April 2014 - 19:47.

    My kids really enjoyed it, I did cut the cracked pepper back to 1tb which was spot on for our liking. Could be easily adapted to fish fillets that are pan fried too. Will give it a try sometime

     

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  • Best recipe ever; a sure fire

    Submitted by Da_dingo on 15. April 2014 - 09:15.

    Best recipe ever; a sure fire winner

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  • Not quite KFC but tastes

    Submitted by Eloise_au on 13. April 2014 - 18:24.

    Not quite KFC but tastes amazing! The double coating got dubious so I single coated the other half n they were still yum. My young one found it a bit too spicy so next time will do a batch with the extra flour to mellow it down. Cheers !

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  • Family favourite.

    Submitted by Schmecka on 11. March 2014 - 09:10.

    Family favourite.

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  • So yummy! My little boys and

    Submitted by JJewell on 11. March 2014 - 00:05.

    So yummy! My little boys and hubby love it

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  • Awesome recipe. I too have a

    Submitted by raspberryz on 8. March 2014 - 00:52.

    Awesome recipe. I too have a really large tub of the spice mix coating now on standby in the pantry. Top recipe and amazing how the double dipping of the egg and coating gives it that extra crunch and sticks on well to the chicken. Even tried the coating on fish and just as Yum! 

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  • This is a great mix and

    Submitted by Panoukla on 6. March 2014 - 10:29.

    This is a great mix and versatile to boot, however I found the double dip way too salty and peppery even after adding a heap of extra flour, hense I stuck to one coating, still turned out nice and crispy. Delicious as a coating for salt and pepper squid and herb flavoured schnitzels. tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • This recipe is amazing,

    Submitted by nlw0910 on 6. March 2014 - 06:59.

    This recipe is amazing, tastes exactly like popcorn chicken from KFC

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  • Absolutely fantastic. Love

    Submitted by mazmango on 5. March 2014 - 23:19.

    Absolutely fantastic. Love this recipe

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  • Got the thumbs up for this

    Submitted by Lisbro on 5. March 2014 - 22:21.

    Got the thumbs up for this dinner, used chicken tenders and they were nice and moist and great flavour with the seasoning.

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  • This is soo yummy - my

    Submitted by bec_smith780 on 5. March 2014 - 21:33.

    This is soo yummy - my husband rates it up there with KFC & that's saying something! 

     

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  • Absolutely awesome and my

    Submitted by Mare on 5. March 2014 - 20:51.

    Absolutely awesome and my family just loves it! Thanks tmrc_emoticons.)

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