Homestyle Popcorn Chicken

Air fryer popcorn chicken is simple to prepare and much healthier than deep-fried versions. A crowd pleaser and your new favourite party snack.
Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time:
12 minutes
8-10 as appetiser


  • 4 Waitoa Free Range Chicken Thighs, cut into 2-3 cm pieces
  • 2 tsp Pepper & Me chipotle and orange rub
  • 1 cup flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups plain cornflakes, crushed
  • Avocado oil

Dipping sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  1. In a bowl whisk together flour, spice mix, salt and pepper.
  2. Working in batches, coat the chicken pieces in seasoned flour, dip in egg, then coat with crushed cornflakes until fully coated. Lay chicken in even layers in the airfryer basket.  Drizzle a little oil all over the chicken.
  3. Cook chicken at 170° C for 12 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
  4. To make the dipping sauce combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  5. Serve the popcorn chicken hot with a pot of dipping sauce.

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