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Piri Piri Popcorn Chicken

Get ready to pop and lock those taste buds with this fiery, zesty chicken dish! Tender, juicy chicken bites are coated in a tangy piri piri spice blend and bread crumbs for a crispy, golden crust. Perfect for snacking or game day, this dish brings the heat and flavor in every bite!

Tasty Team
87% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Piri Piri Popcorn Chicken

Under 30 minutes


for 2 servings

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup golden breadcrumbs (115 g)

Piri Piri Spice Mix

  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 700
  • Fat 15g
  • Carbs 70g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Protein 65g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Cut the chicken into small, nugget-sized pieces.
  3. Mix the Piri Piri spice mix in a bowl.
  4. Coat the chicken pieces in the spice mix, then the beaten egg, followed by the golden breadcrumbs.
  5. Bake for 12-13 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Serve with piri piri sauce.
  7. Enjoy!
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Piri Piri Popcorn Chicken