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Create your own fast food-style popcorn chicken in your home kitchen! (No actual popcorn required...)

Popcorn Chicken with Green Chilli Mayo


  • 500 grams boneless chicken thighs, cut in to bite size pieces

  • 150 milliliters Buttermilk

  • 1.5 Cups of Gluten Free Flour

  • 1 tablespoon table salt

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 2 tablespoons cayenne

  • Oil for deep frying

  • 1 cup of mayonnaise

  • 1 green chilli chopped

  • 1/2 Lime

  • Pinch of salt


  1. Mix together the cut up chicken and buttermilk. Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge, preferably overnight but for at least 1 hour.

  2. In a bowl mix together the GF Flour, salt, cayenne, and garlic powder

  3. Take the buttermilk chicken and toss into the flour mixture and then leave in a separate bowl. Don't leave the chicken in the flour, as it needs to create a batter.

  4. Heat your fryer to 180 degrees.

  5. Deep fry your chicken in batches till golden and cooked through - 4-5 minutes.

  6. To make the mayo, combine the mayo, chopped chilli, juice of half a lime and the pinch of salt.

  7. Serve the chicken with the mayo as a dip.

Popcorn Chicken with Green Chilli Mayo




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