This Pecan Popcorn Chicken makes for the perfect kid-friendly snack! Looking for flavorful, crispy, tender, and juicy popcorn chicken? This recipe is for you! Made in partnership with the American Pecan Council!
When I think of popcorn chicken, I think of KFC. Though I would certainly not eat that now, I wanted this popcorn chicken recipe to be reminiscent of the crunchy, crispy exterior, with a tender, juicy center! This recipe is just that!
These chicken nuggets, or popcorn chicken bites, are nutrient-dense, so you’ll feel GOOD about serving these! Pecans are lower in carbs and higher in fiber compared to many other nuts, and they’re among the highest in monounsaturated fats, including the beneficial oleic acid that’s found in olive oil!
Dairy-free, Grain-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly! Plus, that Cajun Garlic Dipping Sauce is truly AMAZING.
1. Mix all ingredients for the pecan mixture in a medium mixing bowl and set aside. 2. Place arrowroot flour and egg white mixture in two separate mixing bowls and set aside. 3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set next to the three mixing bowls. 4. Place chicken in the egg mixture, dredge in arrowroot flour, place back into the egg mixture and then dredge in the pecan mixture. Make sure to coat the chicken generously in the pecan mixture. 5. Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Splash a drop of water in it, if it sizzles, it is ready to go! 6. Carefully, place the chicken in the hot skillet and fry for about 8-10 minutes, or until outside is golden and no pink remains. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. 6. While chicken is cooking, place the Cajun garlic dipping sauce ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until just combined. Taste and adjust lemon and spices as necessary. Pour into desired serving cups and set aside until ready to eat. 7. Serve warm!
*Bake the chicken poppers instead of frying! Pre-heat oven to 400 °F. Bake for 12 minutes. Transfer chicken to the top rack of the oven and broil on high for 1-2 minutes on each side, until the outside is golden.
This post is sponsored by the American Pecan Council. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love the integrity of their products and think you’ll love them too. Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!
Looking for the most flavorful dinner made with no fuss and no mess? This One-Pan Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower recipe is hearty, flavorful, and packed with veggies and delicious Indian spices. It’s my new go-to weeknight meal!
I am so excited to partner with my friends at Tuttorosso Tomatoes for today’s recipe. You’ve heard me say it before, and I’ll say it again; I absolutely LOVE their canned tomato products. If you remember, I visited their factories and farms last year, and have grown to know and trust the family, brand, and the products they put out for us consumers. I can honestly say they are the best canned tomatoes I’ve tried, and I’ve done actual taste tests!
There 14.5 ounce cans of diced tomatoes are a pantry staple!
This recipe is the perfect weeknight or weekend meal. It serves a group (or save it for leftovers), is packed with delicious flavors, and has tons of veggies!
The best part? It is made in ONE PAN. No mess, no crazy clean up.
Heat a large saucepan over medium heat with 2 tablespoons of butter. Add in diced onion, garlic, grated ginger, and cauliflower florets. Cover and let cook, stirring every 2-3 minutes until the onion is translucent, and cauliflower begins to soften.
Add in all spices and chicken, sear cubed chicken breasts for 2 minutes on each sides.
Pour in rice and cook for another minute, stirring constantly.
Add in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and chicken broth. Cover and let cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes until the chicken broth has soaked up into the rice mixture.
Add in the spinach and coconut milk and cook until the spinach has wilted, stirring for 1 minute.
Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Garnish and serve warm!
For vegan: omit chicken and sub vegetable broth.
Do you love one pan meals as much as I do?
This post is sponsored by Tuttorosso Tomatoes. All opinions are always100% my own.
This Slow Cooker Thai Curry Chicken will soon become your favorite lunch or dinner. It’s packed with delicious flavor and comes together in a pinch! We ate it all week long on top of white rice or cauliflower rice, and it would be great over rice noodles with veggies, too!
Week 2 of Slow Cooker Sunday is here and it’s a goodie! I am so happy to see so many of you making and sharing your Carne Asada from last week, so let’s keep it going strong this week!
You put it all in…
Mix it up…
Then set it and forget it, and voila! Perfect Thai Curry chicken!
This Bruschetta Chicken is perfect anytime of the year, but it’s my favorite during grilling season. The chicken is marinated to perfection, grilled, and topped with delicious fresh bruschetta. Not much better for a lovely Spring or Summer night.
Before we head to the recipe, I HAVE to tell you about the new Whole Foods Market here in Massachusetts. I had the opportunity to visit it before it opened with some fabulous Boston bloggers and I was blown away by the fresh new design and awesome new additions. If you live here, I highly recommend checking out this new Westford location. I found so many amazing local, paleo-friendly, and healthy options– along with super unique aspects specific to their store.
A power bowl station? Sign me up! A Clover Food Lab in the store? YES, PLEASE.
And tons of local items that I haven’t seen in other locations. I was in love! Their produce is amazing so it was perfect timing to make my Bruschetta Chicken! Plus, they have the most amazing cheese shop in the store — so if you tolerate some dairy like we do, the Mozzarella was a MUST.
So besides visiting the new WFM location, it’s time to make some Bruschetta Chicken. Let’s do this!
These Moroccan Chicken Burgers are packed with flavor and make for the perfect light Spring or Summer chicken burger! You’ll love them paired with this delicious simple sauce.
I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. I’m in New York for the week working and spending time with family and friends! If you’re in New York or visiting soon, be sure to follow me along on Instagram and Snapchat for restaurant recommendations and all of that good stuff!
These burgers are my all-time new favorite. They are light, flavorful, and perfect for a weeknight or weekend dinner. The sauce pairs so well with the flavor combination and you can dress it up with your favorite fix-ins’.
Want to know the best part? This burger recipe means grilling season is finally here. Y-A-Y!
This Grilled Mango Chicken with Strawberry Mango Salsa is the perfect healthy, Spring & Summer dish. With grilling season is upon us, there’s not much else you need for lunch or dinner. I can’t get enough of grilling with a touch of sweetness! The best part is? It’s simple to prepare, because we’re all busy!
Remember in February where I shared four mango meal-prep recipes/ideas every Monday on my Instagram account? I loved those posts, since I simply LOVE mangos! I’m super excited to be back teaming up with my friends from The National Mango Board today to bring you this delicious recipe.
This chicken is marinated in deliciousness and grilled to perfection. Then topped with even more perfection! Are you sold yet?
P.S. Did you know that mangos provide 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily vitamin A and 12% of your daily fiber? And they’re sooo good, too.