Easy Baked Popcorn Chicken

A bowl of fried crumbed nuggets with a small pot of dipping sauce with a spoon, fingers holding one piece dipping in the sauce.
Baked popcorn chicken is simple to prepare and healthier than deep-fried versions. Kids will love them too.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetiser
Servings 8


Dipping sauce

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Honey


  • Preheat the oven to 200° C. Line two large baking sheets with baking paper.
  • In a bowl whisk together buttermilk, garlic powder, salt & pepper, cayenne and chives. Add chicken and leave to marinade for 10 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Bake chicken until golden and cooked through for 25 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • Dipping sauce: In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.
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