Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Did I Hear a Pop?

(above) Faux-fried Popcorn Chicken

You might have noticed that I've been only making desserts. There is a reason for this (listen up!). I cook, and I cook pretty often. In fact, I make dinner a few times a week, but I haven't really posted about it. Why? When I cook, I never measure and hardly ever follow a recipe. I (to quote Rachael Ray) "eyeball" it instead and taste it along the way. Thus, if I post about it, I probably can't give you an accurate recipe of it. Baking is different - you kind of need the exact amounts of eggs and flour and such to make it. Cooking? Not so much.

So, today's "recipe" is popcorn chicken. The popcorn chicken might not even be considered "unhealthy". It is breaded with corn flakes (way to get your 10 essential vitamins and minerals) and faux-fried in the oven. I didn't make alot since I'm pretty much the only one at home today, so I guess this serves one or two people.

Faux-fried Popcorn Chicken
(above) You start off with some cornflakes. Put them in a blender and whizz them around until they form crumbs. Then season generously with garlic powder (or garlic salt) and paprika. Season to taste salt and pepper.

(above) Chunk up some chicken into one inch cubes. I usually use chicken breast, but I only had dark meat - so dark meat it is. Season with salt and pepper.

(above) Bread chicken. I decided to get a little experimental and breaded the chicken without an egg wash (that is, dipping the chicken into a beaten egg mixture and then breading it). Instead, I just dumped the chicken chunks directly into the cornflake mixture. Note to self: egg wash it next time. Nothing bad happened, but I have a feeling that the chicken would have turned out a tad bit more crisp with an egg wash.

(above) Place on a well-greased pan and bake in a preheated oven (200 degrees Celsius) for around 10 minutes.

(above) The final product!


  1. i don't know if i'll try it at home or not but your blog is awesome
    keep up the good work Lisa!!

  2. sugah you so fiiiiiiine
    girl you sexeh
    and your popcorn chicken go pop, pop in my PANTS