Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe


▢ 3 lb chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces ▢ 5 tbsp all purpose flour ▢ 1 1/2 tsp salt ▢ 1 tsp garlic powder ▢ 1 cup buttermilk ▢ 2 cups panko crumbs ▢ 1 cup oil, vegetable or canola

Instructions Step - 1

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, and garlic powder.

Step - 2

Pour the buttermilk into a separate bowl and the panko crumbs onto a plate.

Step - 3

Dredge a piece of chicken into the flour mixture until evenly coated then dip in buttermilk, letting excess drip off. Lastly, roll in panko bread crumbs until evenly coated. Transfer to a platter.

Step - 4

Preheat 1-inch of oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Adjust the heat to keep the oil at 350˚F. Fry the popcorn chicken in small batches, leaving space between each piece and flipping as needed. 

Step - 5

Fry until golden brown and 165˚F at the deepest part of the chicken on a thermometer.

Step - 6

Remove the popcorn chicken from the oil and let it rest on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce! ENJOY

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