Crispy Popcorn Chicken

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Crispy, crunchy, and full of flavor packed protein… These popcorn chicken bites are the perfect game day snack, appetizer, or even meal when served with some sweet potato fries or roasted cauliflower poppers! Enjoy!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 15-20 minutes.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a foil-lined baking sheet with nonstick spray and set aside. In one shallow dish whisk together egg and honey. In another shallow dish mix together panko bread crumbs and seasonings.


Dip chicken in egg mixture then bread crumb mixture, and then place onto prepared baking sheet. Lightly spray chicken with nonstick cooking spray then bake for 10-12 minutes (depending on how big you cut your chicken,) flipping halfway through so both sides are crispy. Divide chicken between 4 servings and enjoy with honey or low sugar ketchup if desired!


1 lb Boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
Dip In:
1 Egg
1 tbsHoney (or 1 additional egg)
Coat In:
1 cupPanko bread crumbs 1
1/4 cupParmesan cheese, grated
1 tspGarlic powder
1 tspOnion powder
2 tspDried parsley
1/4 tspSalt
1/4 tspPepper
Optional:1-2 pkts stevia or 1 tbs sweetener of choice, 1/4 tsp cajun seasoning or paprika

1 Be sure to use gluten free panko bread crumbs if sensitive. You could also use 1 cup almond meal. Both work great!

Nutrition Breakdown

4 Servings
190 Calories per Serving
5 g Fat
16 g Carbohydrate
2 g Fiber
4 g Sugar
22 g Protein
5 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Regina Haugen said:

Yum! Popcorn chicken gets me every time! I can’t wait to try this version! =)

January 28th, 2014 — 10:58am  |  Reply

Pam Moore said:


January 28th, 2014 — 1:17pm  |  Reply

Brittany said:

Is there something I could sub for the Panko bread crumbs/ almond meal? maybe oats or something similar? I just don’t want to run out to the store and thats the only ingredient I am missing!

January 28th, 2014 — 3:26pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

you could use crushed pretzels, nuts, dried bread crumbs, or cherrios… oats will be too soft! :)

January 28th, 2014 — 4:33pm  | 

Markie Qualls said:

Could you freeze them? Or would they turn out mushy?

January 28th, 2014 — 5:21pm  |  Reply

Marla Mozzer said:

This was insanely delicious! My husband and son devoured it too!

January 29th, 2014 — 6:54pm  |  Reply

heathersfp said:

these look fantastic – my kids love popcorn chicken

January 29th, 2014 — 10:31pm  |  Reply

Kelly said:

These were great! I did not have Panko, but used Progresso Italian breadcrumbs instead. Thanks for the great recipes – would love to see something with ground turkey.

January 30th, 2014 — 2:18pm  |  Reply

Teresa said:

Me too. I didn’t have Panko and used Italian breadcrumbs. Came out amazing.

October 11th, 2014 — 5:52pm  | 

Jessie said:

We made these for the Superbowl last night. Delicious and easy. Will definitely be making them again!

February 3rd, 2014 — 8:22am  |  Reply

Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens said:

Wonderful! And so, so much healthier than fried! My kiddos would love these! Pinning for sure! Great pics, too – the texture of crinkly parchment, with the hint of blue and the pop of red dipping sauce – lovely composition! :D

February 4th, 2014 — 9:02am  |  Reply

Ellie said:

I made these for the Super Bowl on Sunday and they were delicious!! There was just 2 of us so we had leftovers, which were great on salad for lunch and chopped up in fried rice for dinner! Will definitely be making these again!

February 4th, 2014 — 12:46pm  |  Reply

Katie said:

Might be a silly question, do I used cooked chicken breast? Thanks!

February 22nd, 2014 — 4:55pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

raw :)

February 25th, 2014 — 2:37pm  | 

Rachel said:

Quick questions- could I make these into buffalo bites, & would they hold up to being coated in buffalo wing sauce?

July 12th, 2014 — 4:32pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i think they would…but its hard to say :) havent tried

July 12th, 2014 — 5:33pm  | 

Teresa said:

These are amazing. One question – how many bites are considered one serving?

October 11th, 2014 — 5:51pm  |  Reply

Bethany Wilson said:

Would these turn out ok without the parmesan cheese?

January 8th, 2015 — 11:33am  |  Reply

kayla said:

oh no! i just read that it said raw chicken, but i cooked some chicken breast in the crockpot, to cut up for this, can i use that or does it have to be raw?

January 23rd, 2015 — 3:44pm  |  Reply

Kayla said:

my VERY picky boyfriend was in love with this! so good!!

April 8th, 2015 — 11:43am  |  Reply

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