Baked popcorn chicken is so much better and healthier for you than the deep fried version. This baked popcorn chicken recipe is so easy and simple. Perfect for game day and parties!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 1 large sheet pan with cooking spray (or 2 medium sheet pans).
Make the breading mixture: In a bowl, evenly combine the panko bread crumbs, crushed corn flakes, grated parmesan, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Set aside. Note: to crush the corn flakes, place them in a ziploc bag, remove excess air, and seal bag. Then, pound it with a rolling pin until coarsely ground.
Whisk eggs in a bowl.
Dip each piece of chicken in beaten eggs, letting the excess drip off. Then, coat with the breading mixture generously, shaking off any excess. Place each prepared piece of chicken on the greased sheet pan about 1 inch apart to avoid overcrowding. Repeat with the remaining chicken pieces.
Spray the prepared chicken with cooking spray, as this will give it a better golden brown color. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until cooked through and golden brown.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. I like honey mustard and sweet BBQ sauce. Enjoy!