You’d think KFC invented popcorn chicken. They did not. Bite-sized chicken nuggets were around long before they popularized it.
Popcorn chicken can be eaten as a lunch or dinner, but my absolute favourite way is as an appetizer. This recipe is also proof that popcorn chicken is not just for kids. Adults can indulge in these deliciously crunchy chicken bites too.
Instead of flour or potato starch, the marinated chicken is coated with sesame seeds. When deep fried, the chicken comes out tender and juicy, but it's the sesame seeds - browned, nutty and incredibly fragrant - that put this dish over the top. Use new sesame seeds if you can find them.