Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken

Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken These crispy chicken bites are made healthier by using an air fryer instead of a deep fryer. Serve these with your favorite dipping sauces.


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 10 mins

    TOTAL : 5 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Place chicken pieces into a medium bowl.

  • Combine salt, paprika, black pepper, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, basil, oregano, and sage in a small bowl. Reserve 1 teaspoon of seasoning mix and sprinkle remaining seasoning on chicken. Toss to coat evenly.

  • Combine cornstarch and reserved 1 teaspoon seasoning in a resealable plastic bag; shake to combine. Place chicken pieces into bag, seal bag, and shake to coat evenly. Transfer chicken to a fine mesh strainer and shake to remove excess cornstarch. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes until cornstarch is beginning to absorb into the chicken.

  • Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Spray basket of the air fryer with oil and place chicken pieces inside, making sure pieces do not overlap. You may have to do two batches, depending on the size of your air fryer. Mist chicken with cooking spray.

  • Cook for 4 minutes. Shake air fryer basket and spray chicken again with oil so there are no dry or powdery areas. Cook until chicken is no longer pink on the inside, about 4 to 5 more minutes. Serve immediately.

Per Serving: 153 calories; protein 23.8g; carbohydrates 6.1g; fat 2.9g; cholesterol 64.6mg; sodium 493.1mg.