Low Carb Spicy Popcorn Chicken Bites
These Low Carb Spicy Popcorn Chicken Bites are the perfect snack or the perfect entree! They’re super crispy, have a little kick, and are so easy to make!
Low Carb Spicy Popcorn Chicken Bites
The best part about these spicy popcorn chicken bites is for sure the breading! This recipe is super easy to customize which is great! If you really love spicy foods, you might want to add in a little extra Cayenne pepper, a few more red pepper flakes, and a dash more chili powder. But, if you like things a little more on the mild side, you can always use a little less of these ingredients. It’s all about what you like!
If you decide to follow the recipe and make no changes, heres what you can expect spice-wise:
This recipe isn’t too spicy. It’s definitely got a warm sort of spice, but it probably won’t set your mouth on fire. In other words, it doesn’t have the same sort of spiciness that you would find in a hot sauce. It isn’t really a biting heat. Instead, it’s more of a warm spice, almost like cinnamon, but not really.
Keto Popcorn Chicken Breading
It was really easy to bread these spicy popcorn chicken bites. I started by creating an egg wash, which is as easy as cracking an egg into a small bowl and whisking it. Then, I mixed the almond flour and all of the seasonings in a container with a lid (having a lid for the container is really important if you are going to make these the same way we did). Then, I chopped up the chicken into bite sized pieces, dropped about 6 of them at a time into the egg wash, and then tossed them into the container with all of the seasonings, closed the lid on the container, and shook them until all 6 pieces were coated in the seasoning. After that, I placed them on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Just repeat this step until all of the pieces of chicken are on the baking sheet and ready to be baked!
Low Carb Dipping Sauce
Honey mustard, BBQ sauce, or ketchup? Any of these would go great with these spicy popcorn chicken bites. I prefer to dip these in a low carb low sugar honey mustard, but there are a lot of other good options. One of those options is a sugar free BBQ sauce. The tang of the BBQ sauce goes well with the spice of these chicken bites. Then, finally, theres the classic; ketchup. But, instead of dipping these in the standard ketchup, try a reduced sugar ketchup.
Nutrition (per 5.3oz serving)
Calories: 253.7 | Fat: 18.9g | Carbs: 5.6g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 16.9g | Net Carbs: 2.2g
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1 lb, 16oz
|1 lb chicken breast, cubed
|1 1/2 cup Almond Flour
|1 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
|1 tsp Garlic Powder
|1 tsp Onion Powder
|1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
|1 tsp Paprika
|1 tsp Chili Powder
|1/2 tsp Salt
|1/2 tsp Pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Chop chicken breast into large, bite sized cubes.
Whisk one large egg into a small bowl to create egg wash and set aside.
In a container with a lid, combine all dry ingredients together for the breading.
In batches of about 6, drop cubes of chicken into egg wash and then transfer to container with dry ingredients; place the lid on the container and shake until all cubes are coated.
Place on baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Repeat until all chicken is coated and on baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and breading is crispy. Broil for 1-2 minutes (optional).
- After a while, the breading in the container will begin to clump together. If it becomes too much of a problem, you may need to remake the breading.