“Kids love fast food” – that’s a common perception that I strongly disagree with. Given so many healthy choices around, do I have to introduce this unhealthy stuff to my son? No, of course I don’t. To set a good example to my son, my hubby and I have decided to stop eating fast food since we moved to Singapore five years ago. For that, my son also happily follows our footsteps. The only exception was that he had a KFC happy meal during his school field trip, which is pretty fine for him to enjoy this once-in-a-while treat. Even after that, he never requests to go to fast food restaurant. I’m really glad that he can understand and fully support our stand.
Although I dislike those deep-frying, unhealthy fast food, I do welcome the idea of creating healthy “fast food” for my family. These baked popcorn chickens are one low-in-fat “fast food” version that I can’t wait to share with you. We named it popcorn chicken because they resemble KFC popcorn chicken. How close they are to the real one, I will leave it to your own judgement.
These popcorn chickens are made of bite-sized chicken pieces. They are pounded and lightly marinated for a tender and tasty inside, and then breaded (or double-breaded) with cornflake crumbs, cheese and spices for more irresistible tasty and crispy crunch. The way to assemble them is extremely simple and straight forward, just like how I did for my oven baked fish fingers. You may get your kids to help out as this is such a fun and interesting baking activity. A great parent-and-child bonding too!
When served warm, these popcorn chickens are so moist, delicious and super crunchy. I have made them many times and they remain popular with my family. Served with dips, it makes a superb finger food for kids. They also make a good brunch for the whole family during weekends.
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