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 77 kcal



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. Beat the egg in a small separate bowl.
  4. Add chicken pieces in egg and mix around until covered. Add to breading mixture and mix with until fully coated.
  5. Transfer to a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces.
  6. 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),
  7. Enjoy with an ice cold {gluten-free} beer!
Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Popcorn “Fried” Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.