Take the chicken pieces in a bowl. Add garlic powder, salt, chilli powder, and black pepper powder. Mix well.
Whisk the eggs well in a separate bowl.
Dip the seasoned chicken in the flour, then dip in the egg, then back in the flour.
Put the coated chicken pieces in hot oil for frying. Fry until golden brown and crisp.
In another pan, cook the HOC BBQ sauce on medium heat.
When the sauce bubbles, turn off the heat.
Combine the fried chicken pieces in the cooked HOC BBQ sauce and mix well.
BBQ Chicken Poppers are now ready to be served!
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)
Can I oven-bake BBQ Chicken Poppers instead of frying them?
Absolutely! Oven-baking is a healthier alternative that still results in a crispy finish.
How do I prevent the breading from falling off during frying?
Make sure the chicken is thoroughly coated with the egg wash and bread crumbs, and avoid overcrowding the frying pan.
Can I use boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?
Yes, boneless chicken thighs work well and often provide juicier and more flavourful results.
How can I keep the chicken inside moist while achieving a crispy crust?
Marinating the chicken before coating can help retain moisture and add extra flavor.
Can I make these poppers gluten-free?
Yes, by using gluten-free bread crumbs and ensuring all other ingredients are gluten-free, you can make them gluten-free.
Can I use a different sauce instead of BBQ sauce for coating?
Of course! You can experiment with other sauces like buffalo, teriyaki, or honey garlic.