Crispy chicken pops

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Making your own chicken nuggets is dead easy and these crispy chicken pops are a great, easy snack or lunch served with salad.

Crispy chicken popsIn life, there are days where you want light, refreshing food. Food that feeds your body and makes you wholesome and healthy. Today is not one of those days. Today we want crispy, fried chicken dipped into Heinz ketchup. (And it has to be Heinz ketchup, or tomato sauce as we call it here in South Africa.)

The thing about these crunchy, golden little chicken pops is that they are addictive to everyone who eats them. Kids, adults, grandparents, you name it, they love it. Because even though chicken nuggets as a whole is considered very much the food of children, grown-ups love them just as much, if not more. And making them yourself not only results in a much more delicious end result, you also know there are no hidden nasties.

They make for a great after-school snack or serve them with some coleslaw and grilled corn for a more substantial meal. The options are endless and trust me, there will be smiles all around.

Crispy chicken pops

How to make chicken pops

Chop skinless, deboned chicken breasts into bite-sized piece. Season flour with salt, pepper, paprika and oregano and beat a few eggs into a separate bowl. Dip the chicken first into the flour, then into the egg and again into the flour. If you want a thicker coating, repeat this process. Fry the chicken pops in hot oil until golden brown and crisp. Allow to drain on kitchen paper and serve.

Crispy chicken pops

What to serve with chicken pops

  1. Easy oven baked fries with fry sauce
  2. Summer grilled corn salad
  3. Easy creamy condensed milk potato salad
  4. Easy spicy garlic baked potato wedges

Crispy chicken pops

Crispy chicken pops
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Crispy chicken pops

Making your own chicken nuggets is dead easy and these crispy chicken pops are a great, easy snack or lunch served with salad.
Course Chicken, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alida Ryder

Ingredients

  • 4 large skinless de-boned chicken breasts
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large, deep pot.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized chunks.
  • Place the flour into a bowl and add the spices then whisk well to combine.
  • Place the eggs into a separate bowl and whisk well.
  • Coat the chicken first in the flour, dusting off the excess, then in the egg and again in the flour. You can repeat this step to create a thicker coating.
  • Carefully place the coated chicken in the hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes until the chicken is crisp and golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove from the oil and drain on kitchen paper.
  • Serve with fresh lemon and ketchup for dipping.

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Showing 9 comments
  • Alexis
    Reply

    Nice recipe, the breading is simple but I didn’t have oregano so that might’ve made a difference.

  • Resep Neti
    Reply

    wow , chicken pops looks very delicious so yummy, Im looking for recipes and I want to try your recipes Crispy chicken pops , thanks for share

  • Mutsa
    Reply

    Thank you for this recipe! Just made these for lunch and they were so so good! And it was so simple!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I’m so glad you liked it! It’s a family favourite over here. 🙂

  • Kiyo
    Reply

    Aloha Alida! How much oil do you use, are the chicken nuggets deep fried or pan fried? Mahalo!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I deep-fried these but you can easily pan-fry them.

  • Robynne
    Reply

    Wow, these look delicious. Was just saying how much I’m craving some chicken nuggets. YUM!

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