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Popcorn Chicken in a bowl

Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken

Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken

Course Appetizer, snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 264 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1 pound Chicken Breast
  • ½ cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 lg Eggs
  • 1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs


  1. Cut the chicken breast into bite size pieces. Set aside.

  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix all purpose flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Set aside.

  3. In another bowl, crack eggs, whisk roughly and set aside.

  4. In the third bowl, add the panko breadcrumbs for final coating.

  5. Coat the chicken pieces with flour mixture, followed by dipping/coating in the eggs, and then coat in the panko breadcrumbs.

  6. Place the prepared chicken pieces in the parchment lined air fryer basket in a single layer. Spray with cooking oil spray.

  7. Air fry at 400°F for 10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until chicken turns golden brown. If using a tray style air fryer, use tongs to flip the chicken pieces over. Then spray the tops of the chicken with cooking spray, and resume air frying for the remaining 5 minutes. Make the popcorn chicken in 2 or 3 batches.

  8. Serve hot with your favorite sauce/dip.