Crispy tiny pieces of chicken in a light batter-these chicken popcorns are surely a kids delight! Perfect for a birthday party, a starter for your meals or even a snack in front of the tele… i cant think of anyone who wont enjoy these…maybe just those who keep away from deep fried foods?
There IS a way to deep fry without getting your food soaked in oil and the most important factor is the temperature of the oil. I do have a few cooking videos on youtube showing you how to deep fry. Anyways now for the recipe.
350 grams of cubed chicken breast
2 tablespoons of cream cheese, natural, flavored or low fat…i used natural low fat
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of ginger garlic paste
a good pinch of black pepper powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt to taste
2 tablespoons of corn starch (cornflour)
2 tablespoons of white flour
sparkling water as needed
oil for deep frying
Marinate the cubed chicken with the cream cheese, lemon juice, ginger garlic paste, black pepper salt over night or for at least 6-8 hours.
Heat the oil till its hot but not smoking (smoking means when the oil starts to emit a smoke, dont do that as the chicken will brown fast and remain raw from inside). You can watch my sweet n sour or lemon chicken for tips on how to deep fry properly.
Add the flour and cornflour to the chicken and add enough sparkling water little by little so that the flour coats the chicken.
Drop the chicken carefully piece by piece into the hot oil and deep fry till golden brown and crispy.
Serve with sauce of your choice. I served it with a home made mango muraba, please check the sauces and pickles category for this recipe.
This is an excellent snack!!