NE’s 1st Blogiversary – Easy Homemade Popcorn Chicken

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I can hardly contain my excitement because it’s Nessy Eater’s FIRST BLOGIVERSARY. I can’t believe this food blog still exist and I’m still blogging. I was for certain this wouldn’t even last for 1 month. It took me a weekend to realise it has been one amazing year to be a food blogger. Making lots and lots of new friends, who have the same interest as me feels like home. Nessy Eater motivates me every day to be inspired, enjoy life and share the joy of eating. I like to THANK YOU friends and family, who have the patience when I’m preparing my ritual- feeding my camera first before meals are then served to them. Looking back on the past year, I’ve been very grateful to be invited to many delicious eats and events. I will try to discover more about food, recipes and drinks. I am looking forward to improving this space and hope you will enjoy it. So like…the other day I came across bite-size homemade popcorn chicken at the table, one bite and I was HOOKED! It is a recipe that is so wrong yet soooooo good not to resist. It has been tested and APPROVED by amature cooks, like me. Even our friends who have impeccable taste were amused and are super keen to see this again without a doubt. I bet you won’t touch KFC popcorn chicken again for years!

The secret to this absolutely amazing recipe are two important ingredients that not many minions would want to share, however I managed to mastermind it THANKS to Tall Tommy and they are chicken powder and cayenne pepper. You’ll go C-R-A-Z-Y if you are missing either one or both of these ingredients whilst making these TASTY chicks.

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Gimme me popcorn chicken NOW.

Let’s BEGIN! Easy peasy steps just in case you peeps out there want to make this. You’ll need:

Homemade Popcorn Chicken

Credits to LOL Couple – Tall Tommy.


  • 3 boneless chicken breasts (Chopped in small pieces ranging 1.5 inch in size)

Flour mixture:

  • 1 1/2 cups  plain flour or self-raising
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp chicken powder
  • 3 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp potato starch or sweet potato starch or cornflour

Deep fryer:

  • 3-4 cups vegetable oil


  • 1 1/2 cup plain flour

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Before starting, prepare 3-4 cups vegetable oil into a wok or small skillet and place on medium heat.

Then mix 1 1/2 cups  plain flour1/2 tsp potato starch and 1/4 cup water in small mixing bowl.

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Add 1 1/2 tsp chicken powder, stir.

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Add 3 tsp cayenne pepper, stir.

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Double check the consistency of the flour mixture, not too runny, not too thick.

( Too thick= Add water, Too runny= Add flour).

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Dunk the chicken pieces into the flour mixture (If time isn’t an issue, piece by piece) , fully coating the chicken.

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Dip pieces of chicken into 1 1/2 cup plain flour batch, being sure they are fully covered.

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To test if the oil is ready simply fry a few pieces of chicken into the oil. If it sizzles, it’s ready! Now, slowly place the chicken into the oil. After 4-5 minutes depending on heat flip pieces over. Pieces of chicken should be ready when it turns golden brown. (Best to take one out and cut it in half to see if the meat is fully cooked).

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Once the chicken is ready, scoop out the chicken pieces and make sure oil is drained as  much as possible. Use 2 paper towels or more  to excess the oil so the popcorn chicken is super duper crunchy.

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Homemade popcorn chicken is READY TO EAT.


  • Tastes just like KFC popcorn chicken with the secret ingredient: cayenne pepper and chicken powder
  • Smaller pieces of chicken = crispier and crunchier
  • For awesome results use deep fryer
  • Use paper towels/ tempura sheets to excess oil

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It ain’t Ba-Na-n-a minion. Tee hee.

Nessy Eater and I have come a long long way. I appreciate the time and effort for sharing the the past year with me. Each comment, email or message has given me encouragement to keep doing what I love best- EATING.

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Photos by Vanny Tang

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25 thoughts on “NE’s 1st Blogiversary – Easy Homemade Popcorn Chicken

    Sherrie @ Crystal Noir said:
    February 4, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Happy blogiversary Vanny!!! Hehe, I looove popcorn chicken and it looks like even the minion is enjoying your cooking so it really can’t be all that bad! ;D

      Nessy Eater responded:
      February 5, 2014 at 12:07 AM

      Thanks Sherrie! Talk about minions, NO minions were harmed in the process of cooking popcorn chicken 😛

    chocolatesuze said:
    February 4, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    happy blogiversary!!! here’s to many more delicious years to come!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      February 5, 2014 at 12:07 AM

      Thanks Suze! I am pumped for more eats this year 😀

    steph | a little bit of tang said:
    February 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    WOW, seems like you’ve been blogging for ages ! Happy Blogiversary 😀
    Mmmm house wife material 😉
    You can make me some next time 😛

      Nessy Eater responded:
      February 5, 2014 at 12:15 AM

      It seems so too, but nah 1st year for Nessy Eater 😛 Thanks Steph! Please, you are making me blush. Not even close to that yet 😛 Love to make some for you!

    Milkteaxx said:
    February 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Omgosh it felt like yday that u started blogging, congrats!! Love the minion and the popcorn chickrn, when u gonna make me some??

      Nessy Eater responded:
      February 5, 2014 at 12:17 AM

      Yes, it does feel like yesterday. Thanks Hubby 😛 Minion couldn’t resist…Whoopsh! 😛 Can make you some whenever you like.

    RDYN! said:
    February 5, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Congratulations Vanny!
    Happy First Blogsversary!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      February 5, 2014 at 12:22 AM

      Thanks Rosa 😀 Here I come more delicious food!

    Annie @ The Random Foodie said:
    February 5, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    happy bloggiversary!!! how fast does the time fly?! here’s to many more foodie memories!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      February 5, 2014 at 3:38 PM

      Thanks Annie! Time flies even faster with foodie memories 😛

    bob from said:
    February 5, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    congrats in hitting the 1 year mark. mo crackling and mo eats. I’ll try this chicken thing out – its called calling the local takeout chinese place no? 🙂

      Nessy Eater responded:
      February 5, 2014 at 3:41 PM

      Thanks Bob! Let me know how it goes. Haha, if you really must! 😛

    Helen | Grab Your Fork said:
    February 5, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Happy blogiversary and tee hee! I’d be just as excited as a minion if I had that popcorn chicken in front of me too!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      February 6, 2014 at 9:50 PM

      Thanks Helen! I’ll have to keep an eye out with this minion nabbing my popcorn without permission 😛

    Michael @ I'm Still Hungry said:
    February 6, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Happy 1st blog-versary! You’ve gone so far with it in just one year! The popcorn chicken is a most suitable reward =D

      Nessy Eater responded:
      February 6, 2014 at 9:50 PM

      Thanks Michael! It has been one delicious year and many many more to come *fingers crossed* 😀

    Hilda @ said:
    February 6, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Hi Vanny,
    Happy blogversary! You have a really lovely blog and you’re definitely bound for great things!
    It was really lovely to meet you over the weekend. All the best.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      February 7, 2014 at 9:42 PM

      Thanks Hilda! I can’t wait what Nessy Eater has installed next. Finally get to meet another blogger in person :D! Nice to meet you AND I heart HEART your spring rolls… hmmm can you pretty please make more next time? Pretty please….. 🙂

    irene said:
    February 6, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Bookmarked! Great recipe, Vanny. And happy blogiversary! Loving your blog so much, looking forward for meny more delicious posts to come!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      February 7, 2014 at 9:43 PM

      Thanks Irene! Oh I am feeling hungry right now… 😛

    Chris @ MAB vs Food said:
    February 8, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Congratulation on your 1st bloggerversary! Come to think of it, February is my first bloggerversary too hehe. I love how the minion is holding that popcorn chicken, that is so cute!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      February 8, 2014 at 11:15 PM

      Thanks Chris! Happy bloggerversary for Feb bloggers. Haha. I adore the minion holding the popcorn too! Shame this one could only hold one at a time 😛

    CJWright said:
    March 11, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Happy Bloversary, Vanny.. Homemade chicken popcorn sounds great. Hope it is also served in restaurants and accommodating hotels in Kiama.

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