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Popcorn Fried Chicken (Indian Style)

by Ellie Holland


for 2 servings

  • 3 chicken breasts, diced

Spice Marinade

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • ½ lemon lemon juice

Spice Coating

  • 100 g (1 cup) breadcrumb
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • egg wash
  • 1 L (4 cups) oil, for frying


  1. Prepare the spice marinade by mixing all the spices together with the chicken.
  2. Cover with cling film and leave to marinate for 1 hour.
  3. Next, prepare the spice coating by mixing the bread crumbs, chili powder, turmeric, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper together.
  4. Coat each chicken piece in egg wash, followed by the spice coating.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep saucepan to 350°F (180°C).
  6. Carefully place each chicken piece in the oil using a slotted spoon and fry for about 3-4 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Serve with salad and favourite dips of your choice.
  8. Enjoy!
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