Paleo Popcorn Chicken Honey Mustard Primal Gourmet Easy Recipe

Paleo Popcorn Chicken with Honey Mustard

Crispy, tender, juicy morsels of Popcorn Chicken, served alongside a quick-and-easy Honey Mustard sauce. How good does that sound for a weeknight dinner!

Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword paleo, paleo popcorn chicken, popcorn chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


For the Honey Mustard

  • ¼ cup Whole30 or Paleo compliant mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

For the Popcorn Chicken

  • ½ cup arrowroot starch
  • ½ cup cassava flour
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • kosher salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1.5 lbs chicken thighs cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil
  • ½ lemon cut into wedges, for serving


For the Honey Mustard:

  1. In a bowl, combine the mayo, Dijon, grainy mustard, honey

For the Popcorn Chicken

  1. Place the arrowroot starch, cassava flour and eggs into three separate mixing bowls. Season the cassava flour with the paprika, onion powder, and a ¼ teaspoon each of salt and pepper and stir through to incorporate. Add 2 tablespoons of water to the eggs and whisk vigorously until frothy.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken in the arrowroot starch, then dip into the egg wash, and finally dredge in the seasoned cassava flour.
  3. Heat a 10-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the avocado oil and heat for 1 to 2 minutes, or until it reaches 350F. Shake off any excess breading from the chicken and carefully add it to the hot oil. Cook the chicken until it’s golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 3 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer the popcorn chicken to a plate lined with paper towel to soak up excess oil.
  4. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and honey mustard.