Honey Mustard Popcorn Chicken

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This honey mustard popcorn chicken is the perfect crunchy movie night snack or dinner for the whole family! Check out my "not so secret ingredient" below.   Not a fan of honey mustard? Simply leave them out!

honey mustard popcorn chicken

Honey Mustard Popcorn Chicken

Oven Baked Crispy 

Movie nights are a real big deal in my house. I grew up in a time (that makes me sound so old!) when kids read more books than watched T.V and most of us kids didn't have a T.V in our bedrooms. Do you remember every Friday or Saturday night there would be a "special" on around 8pm?  Well, my sister and I would be sitting with my parents on the couch, popcorn in a big bowl, ready to watch each week.  It is absolutely one of my favorite childhood memories.....  which is why we have always done something similar with my girls and now, my grandson.

Our movie nights are just a bit different, we tend to watch two movies and make appetizers, snacks and etc. like this Honey Mustard Popcorn Chicken.  This chicken eats like a snack or a meal! Put the crispy little nuggets in a paper cup to snack on during the movie or serve with french fries to make a meal.  Either way, everyone will go crazy over them.

honey mustard popcorn chicken

Though Post cereals are like my ultimate favorite breakfast, they aren't just for breakfast anymore! The selection is huge and offers something for everyone. Honey Bunches of Oats is my go to-  morning, noon or night.

So, with my love for cereal it should come as no surprise that I use it in many recipes. My "not so secret ingredient" is Honeycombs.  Yup, the cereal.  I know, right?  I thought it was pretty clever. The cereal flavor goes great with my honey mustard marinade and crisps up nicely.  It creates a perfect balance of sweet and savory.

honey mustard popcorn chicken

Each week we head out to Walmart, a total one stop shop, to grab up movie night ingredients and drinks. The selection is huge and I like that if I need non food items I don't have to visit a second store. You can find Honeycomb in the cereal aisle at Walmart.

Look for the BIG (this box is huge) yellow box with the new design to promote the movie SING, there is information on the box that will tell you how to enter the SING National Sweepstakes for a chance to win $100,000 or free movie tickets. Entering is simple- look inside the specially marked boxes for codes that you will enter into the sweepstakes website. 

honey mustard popcorn chicken

 How To Make My Honey Mustard Popcorn Chicken

(full printable recipe below)

I am a HUGE cereal eater, so it is no surprise that I have found a delicious way to incorporate cereal into a savory application. Post has a great selection and I have used quite a few for cooking. Another one of my favorites is Grape Nuts. They can be used in place of these Honeycombs if you wish.

Here we go !

Start by getting all your ingredients together and ready to go. In addition to your ingredients, you will need 3 small bowls, a sheet pan and Olive oil.  Cube boneless chicken breast into 2" pieces.

honey mustard popcorn chicken

Use a food processor (or good ole ziptop bag and rolling pin) to crush Honeycombs. Add to a bowl.

honey mustard popcorn chicken

 Whisk egg, milk, honey and mustard (of your choice)  into one bowl. Add flour to another bowl.

honey mustard popcorn chicken

You should now have cubed chicken, a bowl each of -  egg mixture, flour and crushed Honeycombs.  Before dredging the chicken, preheat the oven to 425 and drizzle a sheet pan with Olive oil.

honey mustard popcorn chicken

Create an "assembly" line.  It is important to try and keep one clean hand during this process and avoid cross contamination.  Create the breading for the chicken as follows:  dip chicken in egg mixture, coat with flour, place back in egg mixture, coat in crushed cereal. Place on sheet pan.

honey mustard popcorn chicken

honey mustard popcorn chicken

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and internal temperature of chicken reaches 160º.

honey mustard popcorn chicken

 To make the honey mustard dipping sauce, simple mix 2 tablespoons of honey into 3 tablespoons of mustard. Adjust to taste.

Serve at your next family movie night!

honey mustard popcorn chicken 

For more great recipes using cereal, follow the #CerealAnytime board on Pinterest!

Here is another great recipe using Post cereal-  my  Mini Dutch Apple Pies MINI dutch apple pies

Yield: 4 servings

Honey Mustard Popcorn Chicken- Oven Baked Crispy

honey mustard popcorn chicken

Your kids will go crazy for this popcorn chicken once they see that you use CEREAL as the main crunch component!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 cups Honey Comb cereal, crushed
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup mustard plus 3 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons honey plus 2 more tablespoons
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Whisk egg, milk, honey and mustard in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add flour to a second bowl.
  4. Crush cereal in food processor or bag. Add to a third bowl.
  5. Dip chicken pieces into egg mixture, dredge in flour, dip back into egg mixture, coat in cereal.
  6. Place on a sheet pan that has been drizzled with Olive oil.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and 160 internal temperature.
  8. Serve with honey mustard dipping sauce- combine additional honey and mustard into a small bowl.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200

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