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Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken (30-min. Recipe)

Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken. Crispy, delicious, flavourful chicken bites. This is a healthier version of the popular dish with a lighter coating and it is not deep fried. This recipe is made in 30 minutes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine asian, Taiwanese
Servings 4 as a side
Calories 521 kcal


  • 6 chicken thighs boneless skinless, sliced into bite size piece
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • ¾ tsp Chinese five spice
  • ½ cup fresh basil washed and dried
  • ¼ cup avocado oil


  • Cut your chicken into bite size pieces.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together cornstarch, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, Chinese Five Spice powder and minced garlic. Add in your chicken and mix until every piece is well coated.
  • In a hot pan set over medium high heat, add avocado oil. Add in your chicken when oil is hot. Cover with a mesh shield to protect from oil splatter. Fry on all sides until golden crispy brown, about 13-15 minutes.
  • At the very end, add in your fresh basil and fry until the leaves are crispy. Serve with sriracha mayo or a plain mayo. Enjoy!


Calories: 521kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 28gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 713mgPotassium: 376mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 293IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 2mg
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