Easy Baked Popcorn Chicken 

Baked popcorn chicken is simple to prepare and healthier than deep-fried versions. Kids will love them too.

Prep Time: 10 minutes + marinating Cook Time: 25 minutes Serves: 8 as appetiser


  • 4 Waitoa Free Range Chicken thigh fillets, cut into 2-3 cm pieces
  • 1 tsp Southern style chicken blend spice mix or spice mix of your choice
  • 3 tbsp Superb Herb Chives, chopped
  • 1 ½ cup FreshLife Cornmeal flour
  • Olivado Avocado Cooking Oil
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
Dipping sauce
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Honey 


  1. Preheat the oven to 200° C. Line two large baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. In a bowl whisk together buttermilk, garlic powder, salt & pepper, cayenne and chives. Add chicken and leave to marinade for 10 minutes.
  3. Working in batches, coat the chicken pieces in cornmeal flour until fully coated. Spread chicken in even layers on prepared baking sheets. Drizzle some oil all over the chicken.
  4. Bake chicken until golden and cooked through for 25 minutes, flipping halfway.
  5. Dipping sauce: In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.
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