This Popcorn Chicken is full of goodness and the kids will love it - add in the chips and sauce and it's a real family dinner winner!

AuthorTessa Pennick
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This Popcorn Chicken is full of goodness and the kids will love it!

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Yields4 Servings

Creamy Cashew and Chives Sauce
 1 cup raw cashews, soaked
 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 1 tbsp garlic powder
 1 tbsp onion powder
 1 tbsp mustard powder
 1/2 cup almond milk
 10 chive sprigs
Chips
 1 large white potato
 2 small sweet potatoes
 4 tbsp olive oil
Popcorn chicken
 2 large chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
 2 cups almond meal
 1/2 cup cashews, processed but still leaving small chunks
 2 tsp paprika
 3 large eggs, beaten
 1/2 cup dried onion powder
 1 tsp chilli powder/flakes
 1 tbsp garlic powder
 1 tbsp mustard powder
 1/4 cup olive oil

For the Creamy Cashew and Chive Sauce
1

Soak the cashews in boiling water for 1+ hours (or for 4+ hours in room temperature water).

2

Drain the cashews and transfer into a food processor/Thermomix. Add the rest of the ingredients and half of the almond milk and blitz, adding more almond milk as you go until you reach the desired consistency.

3

Transfer the mixture from the processor to a bowl, dice the chives and mix well.

For the Chips
4

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

5

Cut the sweet potato and potatoes into chunky slices and toss in a bowl with olive oil and salt and pepper.

6

Transfer to a baking tray and place in the oven for 20 minutes (turning them over half way). If they are not crispy after 20 minutes, turn the grill on for 2-5 minutes until they crisp up.

For the Popcorn Chicken
7

Place the diced chicken in a bowl and season well with salt and pepper.

8

In a second bowl whisk the eggs.

9

In a third bowl combine the almond meal, cashews, paprika, onion powder, chilli flakes, garlic powder and mustard powder. Mix well.

10

Heat a fry pan on a med-high heat and add the oil.

11

Place individual pieces of chicken in the egg and then the almond meal mix, coating well, and set aside on a plate. Repeat with the remaining chicken. In batches, add the chicken pieces to the fry pan and cook until golden on each side and cooked through.

Ingredients

Creamy Cashew and Chives Sauce
 1 cup raw cashews, soaked
 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 1 tbsp garlic powder
 1 tbsp onion powder
 1 tbsp mustard powder
 1/2 cup almond milk
 10 chive sprigs
Chips
 1 large white potato
 2 small sweet potatoes
 4 tbsp olive oil
Popcorn chicken
 2 large chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
 2 cups almond meal
 1/2 cup cashews, processed but still leaving small chunks
 2 tsp paprika
 3 large eggs, beaten
 1/2 cup dried onion powder
 1 tsp chilli powder/flakes
 1 tbsp garlic powder
 1 tbsp mustard powder
 1/4 cup olive oil

Directions

For the Creamy Cashew and Chive Sauce
1

Soak the cashews in boiling water for 1+ hours (or for 4+ hours in room temperature water).

2

Drain the cashews and transfer into a food processor/Thermomix. Add the rest of the ingredients and half of the almond milk and blitz, adding more almond milk as you go until you reach the desired consistency.

3

Transfer the mixture from the processor to a bowl, dice the chives and mix well.

For the Chips
4

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

5

Cut the sweet potato and potatoes into chunky slices and toss in a bowl with olive oil and salt and pepper.

6

Transfer to a baking tray and place in the oven for 20 minutes (turning them over half way). If they are not crispy after 20 minutes, turn the grill on for 2-5 minutes until they crisp up.

For the Popcorn Chicken
7

Place the diced chicken in a bowl and season well with salt and pepper.

8

In a second bowl whisk the eggs.

9

In a third bowl combine the almond meal, cashews, paprika, onion powder, chilli flakes, garlic powder and mustard powder. Mix well.

10

Heat a fry pan on a med-high heat and add the oil.

11

Place individual pieces of chicken in the egg and then the almond meal mix, coating well, and set aside on a plate. Repeat with the remaining chicken. In batches, add the chicken pieces to the fry pan and cook until golden on each side and cooked through.

Popcorn Chicken and Chips with a Creamy Cashew & Chive Sauce
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