Super Bowl Sunday is almost here! I love sports, always have and while I may not be a die hard sports fan as I used to I enjoy watching (and playing) sports whenever I can.
While most years I do not throw or go to Super Bowl parties, growing up we would always eat that type of food on Super Bowl Sunday – french fries, BBQ chicken wings, dips….
But, now I have a husband whose favorite food is another classic Super Bowl food and I knew I had to make it – Chicken Poppers! and his favorite flavor is sweet chili so I knew it had to be done.
Now, I am not the biggest fried chicken person ( I try to stay on the healthy side) but I promised him I would make the real deal here and boyyyyy its good! Crispy pieces of chicken nuggets covered in a sticky, sweet and spicy sauce. Nothing can be better then that.
Will I be making this part of our menu for the Super Bowl (and in general)? YES! because it was so fast to throw together and is definitely a crown pleaser. So enjoy!
Sweet Chili Poppers
4 Chicken Breasts, cut into about 2 in. cubes)
2 Tbsn Corn Starch ( can use potato starch if dont have corn)
1/2 C. Flour
1 Tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 C. Water
1 tsp oil
1 1/2 C. Panko Crumbs
1/3. C Brown Sugar
1/3 C. Sweet Chili Sauce
1/3 C. Honey
3-4 Tbsp hot sauce (optional for extra heat)
Oil for frying
Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees. Whisk the corn starch, flour, sugar and baking powder. Add in the water and oil (it should be a thick consistency). Add in the chicken and toss to coat. Add in the Panko Crumbs and stir.
Heat about 1 inch of oil in a pan. Fry the chicken until light brown (about 3-4 min each side).
Place Chicken in a baking tin.
In a bowl, mix the brown sugar, sweet chili, honey (and hot sauce). Pour over the chicken and mix until pieces are coated in the sauce. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.