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Indian-Style Popcorn Fried Chicken

This recipe adds a twist to traditional fried chicken by using a crispy popcorn coating and Indian spices for a unique and delicious flavor.

Tasty Team
96% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Indian-Style Popcorn Fried Chicken

Under 30 minutes


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

  • 1 cup breadcrumb (100 g)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • egg wash
  • 4 cups oil (1 L), 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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Indian-Style Popcorn Fried Chicken