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Chicken Popcorn In An Air Fryer

Looking for a perfect appetizer or a snack? Then this chicken popcorn in an air fryer is the perfect answer!

  • Total Time: 50 to 60 minutes


  • 400500g Boneless bite sized chicken
  • 2 tbsp Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Paprika powder
  • Panko as required


  1. Mix chicken, salt, black pepper, paprika powder, and garlic powder in a bowl.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge for 30-35 minutes. 
  3. Now add in buttermilk and give it a mix. 
  4. Preheat the air fryer to 200°C (400°F) for a few minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, coat the chicken with pankos and place them in the air fryer in one layer.
  6. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  7. Toss them halfway through cooking to ensure they are cooked evenly.
  8. Carefully remove from the basket with tongs and serve with your favorite dip or sauce.
  • Author: Chef Aruna
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 to 12 minutes