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Baked Popcorn Chicken dipped in a sauce.

Spicy Popcorn Chicken Bites


Everyone LOVES these! Baked popcorn chicken that tastes fried! Easy recipe, ready in 30 minutes. SO yummy and fun to share!


  • 3 cups Kettle Brand Chips – I used Buffalo Bleu flavor
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • a pinch of cayenne – about 1/4 teaspoon to start, more for additional spiciness (or omit if you don’t want them to be spicy)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup half and half (milk works, too)
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • olive oil, salt, and pepper
  • honey mustard dipping sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. Place remaining 1/2 cup flour in a shallow dish.
  4. Whisk eggs and half and half together in a shallow dish.
  5. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  6. Rub a baking sheet with olive oil to coat or place a wire rack on the baking sheet if you have one.
  7. 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.
  8. Bake chicken for 5 minutes, flip if needed, and bake another 5 minutes. I found my total time varied but generally ended up between 12-18 minutes to get the right amount of crisping and browning. These go perfectly with the honey mustard dipping sauce!


Nutrition does not include sauce and accounts for a little bit of extra breading that will likely get discarded.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 18 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: baked popcorn chicken, popcorn chicken, spicy popcorn chicken