MustKetch Spicy Popcorn Chicken Bites
These MustKetch Spicy Popcorn Chicken bites are a perfect gluten free appetizer or lunch. Plus, because they are baked and not fried, they are lower in fat than traditional chicken bites.
3 cups Kettle Brand Chips -- regular or flavored
1½ cups flour
a pinch of cayenne -- about ¼ teaspoon to start, more for additional spiciness (or omit if you don't want them to be spicy)
2 large eggs
¼ cup half and half (milk works, too)
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
olive oil, salt, and pepper
1 cup MustKetch Smoke (for dipping)
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Crush the chips in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Add 1 cup flour and cayenne and pulse again until incorporated into an even crumb-like mixture.
Place remaining ½ cup flour in a shallow dish.
Whisk eggs and half and half together in a shallow dish.
Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
Rub a baking sheet with olive oil to coat or place a wire rack on the baking sheet if you have one.
Set up an assembly line of sorts: flour, egg mixture, kettle chip mixture. Dip each chicken piece in each bowl, moving through the assembly line and making sure it gets coated at each step -- starting with flour, then egg, then crumbs. Place on the baking sheet.
Bake chicken for 5 minutes, flip if needed, and bake another 5 minutes. Total time varies, but generally is between 12-18 minutes to get the right amount of crisping and browning. These go perfectly with the MustKetch Smoke for dipping.