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Einkorn Popcorn Chicken

date 2018-09-07T21:10:00.000Z

Einkorn Popcorn Chicken

This is one of my favorite kid-friendly ways to use leftover cooked chicken breasts. Just chop ‘em, batter ‘em and pan fry ‘em!

Let the kiddos help by mixing equal parts of raw honey and yellow mustard for a yummy dipping sauce! Or serve with Homemade BBQ Sauce.

Ring the bell, lunch is served!

Jar Tips

Mix all of the dry ingredients, and store in a 1/2 L Weck Mold jar in your pantry for a speedy weeknight meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups einkorn all-purpose flour (see note at bottom for using whole grain einkorn flour)
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt, plus more for dusting after cooking
  • 2 tbs dried parsley
  • 1 ¼ to 1 1/2 cup raw milk
  • 4 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed (1/2-1” cubes)
  • Enough Virgin Palm Oil (affiliate link) to cover the pan about 1” (about halfway up the popcorn chicken) – add more when necessary throughout cooking

Equipment

Instructions

1. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the milk, and combine well until you have the consistency of a thick pancake batter.

2. Heat oil over medium/medium-low heat in dutch oven. Maintain oil temp between 250-300 degrees F, with the preferred temp somewhere in the middle. Do not allow the oil to reach the smoke point.

3. Add the cubed chicken to the batter, and gently coat all the pieces, taking care to not break them apart. You can do this in batches, but I prefer to     mix everything at once.

4. Working in small (5-6) batches, add battered chicken to the pot using tongs. Do not overcrowd.

5. Cook approximately 10 minutes, or until golden brown and heated through, moving around occasionally and turning halfway. Use a skimmer to remove chicken from the oil and place into a bowl; salt immediately.

6. Repeat until all the chicken is cooked. Serve immediately with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce.

Tips

  • Prep it.  You can premix the dry ingredients and store in an airtight container, such as a ½ L Weck jar for easy weeknight meal prep.
  • Freeze it.  Got leftovers? Let them cool and store in an airtight container in the freezer. To reheat leftover Popcorn Chicken, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and bake until warm and crispy.
  • Clean it.  Discard the oil after cooking to prevent rancidity. The recipe specifically uses a small amount of oil to limit waste.
  • Change it.  You can use whole grain einkorn flour, however, you will need to increase the liquid and only cook the chicken for 6-8 minutes.
  • Half it.  You can easily cut this recipe in half if you don't want any leftovers.

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