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Super Bowl Recipe: Southern Fried Popcorn Chicken

By Super Bowl week, my mailbox is flooded with recipes for snacks like this one for Southern Fried Popcorn Chicken. Chef David Kolotkin of The Prime Grill NYC, a kosher steakhouse in midtown, came up with this of-the-moment combo.  In addition to its trendy reliance on fried chicken, it incorporates all the essential Super Bowl food groups—fat, salt, and barbecue flavorings.

Southern Fried Popcorn Chicken. Rob Loud Photography.

Southern Fried Popcorn Chicken. Rob Loud Photography.

Let me know how you liked this recipe.

1 qt oil for frying
1 lb chicken thighs, no skin, no bones
1 egg
3 tbsp Franks Red Hot Sauce
2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
3 tbsp butcher ground pepper
2 tsp kosher salt


1. Preheat oil to 375 degrees. I recommend using a table top fryer. Otherwise you will run the risk of a fire.
2. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces, about 1/2″ each.
3. Combine the eggs, hot sauce, and chicken and let the chicken marinate for five minutes.
4. Combine the flour, garlic powder, ground pepper and salt.
5. Take the chicken out of the eggs mixture and shake off any excess liquid. Place into the flour mixture, and evenly coat.
6. Gently fry the chicken in the fryer until golden brown and crispy.
7. Serve with your favorite bbq sauce.

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