Cooking with Carol- Parmesan Panko Poppers

Parmesan Panko Poppers

Contributed by Carol McCoy


  • 2C panko bread crumbs
  • 2T grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1tsp pepper
  • 1/2tsp garlic powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1T milk
  • 1C flour
  • 1 & ½ #’s skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut in bite-sized pieces
  • Oil for frying


Directions ~

  1. Combine panko crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt/pepper, and garlic powder. Put this mixture in a bowl.
  2. Whisk eggs and milk in a separate bowl to make an egg wash. Place flour in another bowl.
  3. Coat chicken pieces in flour, dip them into egg wash. Press panko mixture to coat, shaking off excess.
  4. Heat oil in a deep fryer (this is where I disagree). I would put a small amount of oil in a large skillet. Heat oil on medium high. Fry chicken in batches, until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 3 to 5 mins. Depending on high your heat is.

These would be great for a kids dinner and/or use them as a snack with Ranch dressing.