How to make KFC Styled Popcorn Chicken

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KFC Popcorn Chicken is an addictive snack because before you know it, you’ve eaten your entire portion. This recipe will explore using an Air-Fryer to get that delicious taste without deep-frying. Our unique Seasoning Blend is included that will be different from the ‘original recipe’ or ‘Spicy’ mixture of seasonings you may be more familiar with. This is a great dish to whip up for any occasion, and everyone will enjoy each morsel as they pop them with easy-to-follow instructions. You might find yourself cooking this more often than you used to buy them.

Author: Rachel Ottier-Hart
Average: 5 (4 votes)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
60 mins


Seasoning Blend
Spicy Option


Preheat Air fryer to 400 °F/ 200 °C and apply cooking spray to the cooking tray.
Mix all the seasoning blend ingredients and store them in a sanitized glass jar or spice bottle.
Place the arrowroot starch and one tablespoon of the seasoning blend into a bowl, mix thoroughly, and set aside.
Place the beaten eggs, yogurt, and 1 tablespoon of the seasoning blend into another bowl, mix thoroughly, and set aside.
Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl and set them aside.
Prepare a serving tray to place the chicken once it’s finished cooking.
Separate the chicken into four batches, and cook each batch separately.
Take one batch at a time, work with one piece of chicken, coat it in the arrowroot mixture, cover it in the egg mixture, coat in the breadcrumbs, and repeat this process with each piece of chicken.
Place the chicken pieces into the air-fryer tray to not touch and cook for 5 minutes, then turn and cook for another 5 minutes.
Remove from the air fryer and repeat with the other batches.
Serve warm with your favorite condiments for dipping.

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