Popcorn Chicken Sliders


Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Serves 4



for the popcorn chicken;
2 Nichols chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 cup self raising flour
1 cup popcorn
pinch of Tasman sea salt
1 tsp chilli flakes
1 tsp black sesame seeds
2 cups canola oil

for the slaw;
1 1/2 cup raw slaw mix
2 tbsp kewpie mayonnaise
2 tbsp sriracha hot sauce
to serve;
4 brioche buns



Step 1 using a pestle and mortar or a blender, crush popcorn until fine. Add to a bowl along with flour, chilli flakes, black sesame seeds, cracked pepper and a pinch of salt, stir to combine. Add chicken and coat in the flour mixture. Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 2 Meanwhile, to make the slaw, add sriracha, kewpie mayonnaise and slaw mix to a bowl and combine.  

Step 3 fry chicken in a pot of oil at 180°C. Fry until chicken is golden brown and crispy.

To serve, place slaw onto the bottom half of the brioche buns, top with popcorn chicken and the top half of the bun.

ChickenSimon Hamilton