Crispy Asian Popcorn Chicken Recipe: This 20-Minute Dinner Will Be Gobbled Up Fast by 30Seconds Food

Crispy Asian Popcorn Chicken Recipe: This 20-Minute Dinner Will Be Gobbled Up Fast

Juicy and oh so crispy, this Asian popcorn chicken recipe is out of this world. Chicken thigh meat is soaked in a marinade full of Asian flavors, then pan-fried to golden perfection. Adults and kids will gobble these little crispy nuggets up!

The flavorful marinade is made with garlic, fresh ginger, sugar, rice wine vinegar, low-sodium soy sauce, oyster sauce, black pepper and salt. Let the chicken marinate at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator. The chicken is removed from the marinade and dredged in cornstarch, then pan-fried in hot oil until golden and crispy. Dinner is done. 

Serve this Asian popcorn chicken recipe with your favorite side dishes. Fried rice would be a good option! 

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Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 30 minutes to marinate
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes plus 30 minutes to marinate
Servings: 2




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Recipe Notes

  • Be sure not to overcrowd the pan when frying for the best results.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a plastic zipper bag. Add the chicken and marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a skillet. 
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Dredge the chicken pieces in the cornstarch and shake off the excess. Fry in the hot oil until golden brown and cooked through. Remove to a paper towel. Garnish with chopped green onions. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 502

Total Fat: 20.5g

Saturated Fat: 4.4g

Cholesterol: 285mg

Sodium: 2108mg

Total Carbohydrate: 10.4g

Dietary Fiber: 0.4g

Total Sugars: 2.7g

Protein: 67.6g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 86mg

Iron: 4mg

Potassium: 61mg

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Elisa Schmitz
My mouth is watering. This is just too delicious to be true! #yum
What a fun dinner idea. 😋
This recipe may be one of my alltime favorites...

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