Popcorn Chicken has a crunchy exterior with an inside of gorgeously seasoned chicken. You must try it!
Are you a big fan of contrasting flavors like sweet and savory? Or sweet and spicy? I do love a pleasant joining of opposites.
Popcorn chicken with pineapple bourbon sauce is a fun combination of savory, and maybe a little spicy, depending on how much cayenne pepper you want, with sweet pineapple and brown sugar.
Just a few short years ago, I thought chicken and waffles was a bit on the unusual side. Juicy chicken with a crispy outside and spices that remind me of the baked chicken of my childhood.
The chicken with the crunchy bits that we bought from the frozen food section and served with mashed potatoes and some sort of vegetable.
Serve that with waffles and syrup? It sounded like a prank at first, but it was surprisingly exciting to try for the first time.
And the second. And so on.
I like bacon and scrambled eggs served on the same plate as pancake and syrup, so sweet and savory works well with me.
Popcorn chicken with pineapple bourbon sauce is an appetizer inspired by chicken and waffles. Stick a few skewers in the chicken, and let everyone dig in!
This popcorn chicken is the recipe for fried chicken I like to use when I make chicken and waffles or just fried chicken with mashed potatoes.
The outside is so crunchy and the inside is well-seasoned.
The fried chicken recipe is inspired by Jamaicaway’s Chutney Chicken, which I saw on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives back in 2011, I believe. I love the idea of using the same ingredients in the dry mix as the wet batter.
Seasoning the chicken before coating really helps add flavor so the chicken by itself is pretty awesome. The pineapple bourbon sauce just takes it to a whole new level with the sweetness.
Try something a little different and make this appetizer for your next big get together!
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