“KFC-Style” High-Protein Popcorn Chicken Recipe

May 09, 2015

“KFC-Style” High-Protein Popcorn Chicken Recipe

Photo Credit: fitmencook.com

Here is a fast food makeover you DON’T want to pass up! Popcorn chicken. The same delicious flavor but with twice the protein, half the carbs and much LESS saturated fat!

Ingredients for up to 4 servings:

  • 1lb chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1.5 scoop Quest Nutrition Multipurpose Protein Mix
    • Substitute: 3/4 cup coconut flour or almond flour however, keep in mind the macronutrients will change.
  • 1.5 cup wheat panko crumbs
    • Substitute: wheat bread crumbs, or my favorite, toasted Ezekiel bread that has been pulverized in a blender.
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoons garlic (minced or paste)
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
Steps:
    1. Set oven to 420F.
    2. Chop chicken breasts into small pieces, about the size of your thumb. Remember, that the smaller you cut the chicken breast pieces the more panko crumbs you may need to cover the pieces.
    3. Season the chicken pieces with garlic, sea salt and pepper.
    4. Beat the eggs and sriracha in a bowl and set aside.
    5. In two separate bowls, add Quest Nutrition protein powder to one bowl and wheat panko crumbs to the other.
    6. Cover the chicken pieces in the protein powder mix and then dip the piece in the egg mixture. Finally, lightly coat the chicken piece in wheat panko crumbs. Place the chicken pieces on a baking rack or baking sheet. Repeat until all of the chicken pieces have been covered.
  1. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  2. Allow them to cool slightly before enjoying!

Approximate macros for 1 of 4 servings:

276 calories, 41g protein, 19g carbs, 4g fat, 3g fiber, 2g sugar


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