Baked Honey BBQ Popcorn Chicken Recipe

Baked Honey BBQ Popcorn Chicken Recipe

How To Make Baked Honey BBQ Popcorn Chicken

Crunchy, saucy, and delicious, this recipe for popcorn chicken bakes the meat to juicy perfection, and served with a sweet and savory honey barbecue sauce.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 2lbschicken breasts,boneless skinless, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1cupall-purpose flour,spooned and leveled
  • 5cupscorn flakes cereal,crushed lightly
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ¼tspsmoked paprika
  • 2large eggs
  • ¼cupmilk

For Easy Honey BBQ Sauce:

  • ¾cupBBQ sauce,used Sweet Baby Rays Original
  • ¼cuphoney
  • ¼cupketchup


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

  2. Place the bite-sized pieces of chicken in a large bowl. Add flour and stir to coat each piece. Set aside.

  3. Place the corn flakes, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika into a large bowl. Set aside.

  4. Whisk the eggs and milk together in a small bowl.

  5. Dip each piece of chicken in the egg mixture, letting any excess drip off. Then generously roll in the cornflake mixture, shaking off any excess.

  6. Place onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with all chicken bites.

  7. Bake for 18 minutes, flipping once at the 9 to 10-minute mark. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Honey BBQ Sauce:

  1. Heat the bbq sauce, honey, and ketchup in a small saucepan over medium heat for 6 to 7 minutes, whisking occasionally.

  2. Carefully place the chicken bites into a large bowl. Pour the warm honey BBQ sauce on top and gently stir to coat.

  3. Serve warm and enjoy!


  • Calories: 424.02kcal
  • Fat: 12.34g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.61g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.90g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.61g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.08g
  • Fiber: 1.36g
  • Sugar: 21.36g
  • Protein: 28.77g
  • Cholesterol: 119.84mg
  • Sodium: 564.36mg
  • Calcium: 42.87mg
  • Potassium: 417.56mg
  • Iron: 7.13mg
  • Vitamin A: 143.18µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.20mg
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