Gluten Free Popcorn Chicken Banquet

Gluten free Popcorn Chicken Banquet

Ashley really fancied a KFC the other day and we both fancied one at the weekend. However KFC is not gluten free so we decided to make our own version using an Asian style popcorn chicken and Smokey BBQ beans

Ingredients for the chicken:

800g chicken breast, cut into cubes

2 tbsp light soy sauce ( We used tamari)

1 tbsp Chinese shaoxing wine ( You could use sherry)

1 egg white, lightly whisked

150g of gluten free plain flour

2tbsp of cornflour

1tbsp of oregano

1tbsp of basil

2tbsp of garlic granules.

Ingredients for the beans:

1 tin of cannellini or haricot beans

150ml of vegetable stock

3tbsp tomato puree

3tbsp of tomato ketchup

1.5tbsp of bbq sauce

2tsp of paprika

2tbsp of balsamic vinegar

1tbsp of honey

Ingredients for side:

Shop bought coleslaw ( Although you can make your own)

150g of chips

4 corn on the cob.


To begin with we made the beans by pouring the ingredients except the beans in to a saucepan and cooked for 2 to 3 minutes. After 2 to 3 minutes we then added the cannellini beans and cooked for enough 5 minutes or until warm, we then place to one side ready to heat up when we were ready.

After this we marinated the chicken in the shaoxing wine, egg and tamari for 30 minutes.

Once your chicken has been marinated for 30 minutes, put flour, cornflour and the seasonings in to a mixing bowl and then pour the chicken and the marinade into the bowl. Mix well so all the chicken is covered in a light batter.

Once the chicken is covered shallow fry the chicken in a saucepan of oil in batches for 4-5 minutes or until cooked throughout.

Whilst you are cooking the chicken you can place the chips in the oven and prepare your sides.

Once all complete plate your meal up and enjoy.