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Tasty: Honey Walnut Popcorn Chicken

These yummy chicken bites are fun to pop in your mouth and share with a crowd! Pair with [ yellow tail ] for the ultimate game day combo.

Honey Walnut Chicken Poppers | [ yellow tail ]

Serves 4


  • 1 pound fresh chicken breast
  • ½ cup walnut halves
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons condensed milk
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 ½ cup vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Scallions


  1. Cut chicken
    into ½-inch cubes, then season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Heat sugar
    and water over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Cook walnuts for
    2–3 minutes, strain, and cool. Discard syrup.
  3. Combine
    mayonnaise, condensed milk, and honey. Set aside.
  4. Heat
    vegetable oil to 350°F.
  5. Beat egg
    whites until frothy, then add cornstarch and whites together to form a
    batter. Dip chicken pieces in
    batter and fry in batches until golden brown and chicken is cooked
    through. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Quickly fry
    walnuts halves until golden brown (about 30 seconds), being careful not to
    burn sugar. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Quickly toss
    chicken in sauce and top with walnuts and scallions if desired.
  8. Serve
    immediately and enjoy!