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Gluten-Free Popcorn “Fried” Chicken

An American classic. This healthy popcorn "fried" chicken recipe is a fabulous spin on the classic. Plus, it's quick and easy to prepare!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword crispy chicken, gluten-free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 20 Pieces
Calories 77kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grind the cornflakes in a spice grinder (or chop finely) until you have a coarse, sandy texture. Add cornflakes, coconut, quinoa flakes and spices into a large bowl.
  • Beat the egg in a small separate bowl.
  • Add chicken pieces in egg and mix around until covered. Add to breading mixture and mix with until fully coated.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces.
  • Bake for 30 – 40 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and golden brown. (Flip the chicken pieces every ten minutes or so to ensure even browning),
  • Enjoy with an ice cold {gluten-free} beer!


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.5mg