Healthy Popcorn Chicken
2 pounds boneless chicken
salt & pepper
1 box of Panko
⅓ cup honey
4 cloves minced garlic
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp cornstarch
*The ingredients for the sauce aren’t doubled because we only used it for half the chicken*
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees, then spray a couple of baking sheets with coconut oil spray.
Cut the chicken into 1-inch(ish) cubes. This is the part that takes the most time, I might suggest doing this the night before when you have some time – that or I just don’t know how to properly cut chicken.
In one bowl, add the S&P and eggs then whisk together. In another bowl, add the Panko. Dip the chicken in the eggs then the Panko and toss on to the baking sheet. Repeat this step until all the chicken is coated and on the baking sheets.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
In a saucepan, heat the honey, garlic & soy sauce. In a bowl, mix the cornstarch & ⅓ cup of water. Add the mixture into the saucepan, stirring until thick – about 1 to 2 minutes. Again, maybe just me, but I can’t mince garlic & don’t own a fancy garlic press. So this was the step where I fished out the garlic pieces – figured no one would want to eat chunks of garlic if they didn’t have to. Add in some, or all, of the chicken.
We cooked up some rice to go with this chicken & it was a huge hit. My dad even said it’s one of his favorite chicken dishes, might not sound like much to anyone, but coming from the person who prefers everything over chicken, this made it a success in my book.