Chicken Popcorn

Chicken Popcorn - Solara Home

SOLARA product used : Air Fryer

Chicken popcorn, when prepared in a health-conscious manner such as using an air fryer instead of deep frying, can offer several nutritional benefits. Chicken is a rich source of high-quality protein, essential for muscle development, repair, and overall cellular function. 


  • 200g boneless chicken
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray


Marinate the Chicken:

  • In a bowl, combine the bite-sized chicken pieces with buttermilk. Make sure all pieces are coated well.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours or overnight for best results.

Prepare the Coating:

  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. This will be your coating mixture.

Coat the Chicken:

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.
  • Take each piece of marinated chicken from the buttermilk and dredge it in the flour mixture until it's well-coated. Shake off any excess coating.

Air Fry:

  • Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  • Arrange the coated chicken pieces in a single layer in the air fryer basket, leaving some space between them.
  • Spray the top of the chicken pieces with a little more cooking spray.
  • Cook in the air fryer at 400°F (200°C) for about 12-15 minutes, flipping the chicken pieces halfway through the cooking time. Cook until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through.


  • Once the chicken popcorn is cooked, remove it from the air fryer and let it rest for a couple of minutes.
  • Serve the chicken popcorn hot with your favorite dipping sauce.