Saturday, 25 January 2014

Cordon blue chicken popcorn chunks

Well today on the grill I decided to make cordon blue chicken popcorn chunks ! These are a little bite of work to make but are really worth it at the end. The flavor you get and the crunch is amazing! The outside taste exactly like KFC chicken popcorn. Then you get the nice flavor pop of the chicken cordon blue in the middle of it all!


  • 3 fresh chicken breast
  • 3 slice of ham
  • Slices of Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 TBSP salt
  • 3 TBSP onion powder
  • 1 TBSP icing sugar
  • 2 TBSP fresh grind pepper
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • Vegetable oil


Place your chicken breast between two sheets of saran wrap and pound or roll your chicken with a rolling pin until the chicken breasts reaches approximately 1/4 inch in thickness;

You now want to cut them in strips of about 1.5 inches wide;

Place 1 Swiss cheese slice and 1 ham slice on top of each breast strip on half of the section;

Now fold the strip in half bringing the section with no cheese and ham over the other section to cover the ham and cheese and hold everything together with a toothpick;

In a bowl you want to mix the flour, salt, onion powder, icing sugar, and pepper well;

Mix the ingredients well

In a bowl mixes the egg whites and milk well;

In the last bowl put a cup of Panko;

Now you want to coat the cordon blue chicken popcorn chunks in the flour mixture, then dip in the egg wash, then coat with Panko then dip again in egg wash then re-coat in Panko;

 Coat well with flour mixture
 Soak them till its well covered in egg white mixture
Now coat them with Panko
 Re-dip in egg white mixture
Re-coat in Panko The two last step above is very important

You now place them in plate and refrigerate for 1 hour;

You now want to pre-heat the Big Green Egg to 350 degrees Fahrenheit;

Not you want to set up the spider and wok for frying in the Big Green Egg;

 Place spider on fire ring
Place Wok on spider
Add oil to Wok

When ready you want to fry your cordon blue chicken popcorn chunks till they start to get golden then remove and place in a pan; (You can also fry them till they are completely golden and skip the steps bellow but that removes the BBQing fun out of them)

 Cordon blue chicken popcorn chunks frying
 Cordon blue chicken popcorn chunks ready for the grilling process

Now you want to remove the wok and spider and use the big rig or the Kamado Joe heat deflector frame to raise the cooking grate; (You want to use very good BBQ gloves to remove the hot Wok!! I recommend BBQ Bravo gloves)
BBQ Bravo Gloves
Remove the hot wok and spider with good BBQ Gloves
Cooking grate elevated with Kamado Joe Heat Deflector Frame

I recommend using Grillgrates on top of the cooking grate;

Now place the cordon blue chicken popcorn chunks on the Grillgrates and cook till internal temp reaches 165 Degrees Fahrenheit. (You can also add a chunk or two of cherry wood on the hot coals to give them a little smoke flavor.)

In the middle of the grilling process flip them over

You can see the ham and cheese and juiciness!

Bonne appetite and Happy grilling! J

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