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Perfectly Peppery Popchip Chicken and a Giveaway!

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by Amber on November 5, 2010

Dear Internet: I would like you to know that I have solved the KFC recipe mystery. Well, kinda. Let me explain..

See, a while back, I went to BlogHerFood in San Francisco. And while we were there, we ate lots of yummy food from all over. But I’m a card carrying snacker, and one of my favorites from the whole weekend were the Popchips.

They’re super crunchy, like normal potato chips. But they have hardly any fat. How? Jeeze, I don’t really know.. something about pressure cooking. That’s where they get their name. They’re cooked under pressure until they just *pop*. What I do know is they’re super delicious. I’ve had original, sour cream and onion, and salt and pepper flavors.

It’s that last flavor that had me thinking how I could eat these little suckers beyond snacking, even before I got home from San Francisco.

When I was a kid, my mom sometimes made baked chicken using saltines for a coating. We were NOT a shake ‘n bake family, but oh how I wanted to be! The little girl in that commercial looked so happy shaking the bag. But no, my mom stuck with Saltines. And I love Saltines, but not on baked chicken. Still, something about these perfectly peppery chips had me thinking of that baked chicken again.

Here’s what I was *not* prepared for, people. When my experiment of Popchip coated chicken came out of the oven, and we took our first bites, both James and I were struck by the overwhelming guilty feeling of eating America’s guilty pleasure fast food fried chicken, i.e. Kentucky Fried Chicken. But our guilt was misplaced because not a single thing about the chicken is fried. Yet here we were, with perfectly crispy, perfectly wonderful, as-far-as-my-mouth-knows-fried chicken. Hooray!

Because I want you to know the deliciousness that is Popchip Chicken, Popchips and I are giving away a case of their delicious snacks. You’ll get the multipack – but imagine what you can do with that! This same recipe with the barbecue flavor. Or green bean casserole at Thanksgiving with the salt and pepper flavor. Or your favorite baked mac and cheese with the cheddar flavor to top it instead of bread crumbs. The possibilities are endless.

Or, and I’m goin’ out on a limb here, you could just stash ‘em in your lunchbox for a month’s worth of lunchtime treats. That’s what I’ll be doing with the rest of mine. Until I start craving this chicken again. Which might be sooner than you think. I’ve already had it twice this week.

Below is the recipe, and after that, the details of the giveaway.


To win a case of assorted Popchips:

1) Like Popchips on Facebook.
2) Leave a comment telling me your favorite Popchip flavor, or which one you want to try – and confirm that you have liked Popchips on Facebook.

For more chances to win:

3) Follow @Popchips on twitter. (Leave another comment for this to count)
4) Follow @BluebonnetBaker on twitter. (Leave another comment for this to count)
5) Tweet the following, without quotes: I just entered to win a case of @Popchips from @BluebonnetBaker. Yum! http://su.pr/2sZCe6 #giveaway #recipe (Leave another comment for this to count)

Contest only open to US residents.
Winner will be selected via Random.org and announced on Friday, November 12th. He or she will be contacted that day via email and have 3 days to respond before a new winner is chosen via Random.org.


We have a winner! Congratulations to Vanessa Noble, commenter #5! Vanessa, I hope you truly enjoy your Popchips, whether it’s snacking, or baking chicken. They’re delicious little morsels of win, for sure!

random.org winner

 

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{ 42 comments }

JenniferA November 5, 2010 at 8:31 AM

Oh, the salt & pepper sounds like it is right up my alley! And I just liked Popchips on Facebook.

JenniferA November 5, 2010 at 8:33 AM

I just followed PopChips on Twitter.

JenniferA November 5, 2010 at 8:34 AM

And I tweeted the contest.

Vanessa Noble November 5, 2010 at 10:37 AM

I’d like to try the cheddar and I just liked popchips on facebook.

Vanessa Noble November 5, 2010 at 10:38 AM

And I followed them on facebook

Vanessa Noble November 5, 2010 at 10:39 AM

That last entry should have said twitter and I already follow you on twitter.

Vanessa Noble November 5, 2010 at 10:39 AM

And I tweeted the contest :)

Anna De La Ossa November 5, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Looks SOOOOOO YUMMYYY!! I just liked Popchips on Facebook and I want to try to the BBQ popchip ones on chicken.. MMMMMM..

Tracy November 5, 2010 at 1:41 PM

Mmm, the chicken sounds delicious! I’ve never heard of Popchips before, but I think I’d like to try the sour cream and onion kind!

Cara November 5, 2010 at 2:07 PM

parmesan garlic sounds wonderful!

Kristen November 5, 2010 at 2:24 PM

What a great use of popchips. Yum!

Wenderly November 5, 2010 at 3:15 PM

yummy, yummy, yummy!

suzanne November 5, 2010 at 6:16 PM

I love popchips! I can eat them without feeling guilty. My favorite is original but I am going to have to get salt and pepper so I can try this recipe.

Chuck November 5, 2010 at 6:48 PM

If the salt & pepper is anything like S&P chips, I’m there.

Chuck November 5, 2010 at 6:50 PM

If the S&P are anything like regular S&P chips, I’m there.

Nancy L November 5, 2010 at 6:51 PM

I would like to try the salt and pepper, no maybe the cheese, no maybe the bbq!!! I want to try them all! And yum on the not fried chicken…can’t wait to try it!

Nancy L November 5, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Just liked Popchips on Facebook!

cheryl November 5, 2010 at 6:54 PM

I “liked” popchips on FB and your chicken looks incredible! What a great idea. I would love to try this recipe and win a case to try and share all the flavors—– Thank you so very much!

Amy November 5, 2010 at 7:10 PM

I LOVE the BBQ flavor. Thanks for a great recipe!

Lanette November 5, 2010 at 8:23 PM

I wanna try the salt and pepper variety. So far, I’ve tried the barbecue and sour cream and onion. I’ve liked popchips on facebook for a few months now! :)

Sheilah Miller November 5, 2010 at 9:07 PM

I like Popchips on FB

Sheilah Miller November 5, 2010 at 9:07 PM

I would like to try the parmasean garlic

Lisa Berkery November 5, 2010 at 11:01 PM

I would love to try all of them but especially Parmesan Garlic–sounds delicious.

I’m also a fan on Facebook!

Lisa B. November 5, 2010 at 11:03 PM

I follow PopChips on Twitter. @Berksgirl

Lisa B. November 5, 2010 at 11:04 PM

I follow Blue Bonnets and Brownies on Twitter. @Berksgirl

Lael Hazan November 6, 2010 at 9:30 AM

Great idea! Too bad my popchips from the conference ended up in my kids stomachs before I had the recipe. I’ll need to try to win the case. And yes, I follow you on twitter!

Tickled Red November 6, 2010 at 9:35 AM

I have never heard of Pop Chips until now :) Great idea, I hope that I win so I can go crazy weird in the kitchen with them . I followed POPS on FB & TW

meg November 6, 2010 at 9:53 AM

I’m an original kinda girl but sour cream & onions sounds devine too!

Claudia November 7, 2010 at 1:44 AM

I like Popchips on Facebook

Claudia November 7, 2010 at 1:45 AM

I like the BBQ popchips but I actually never tried the original/plain and would like to.

Claudia November 7, 2010 at 1:46 AM

I Follow @Popchips on twitter

Claudia November 7, 2010 at 1:47 AM

I Follow @BluebonnetBaker on twitter

Claudia November 7, 2010 at 1:48 AM
Leah C. November 7, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Oh my! Those look great. Sour cream and onion stood out as a possible favorite! I also liked popchips on facebook!

Nancy L November 8, 2010 at 4:59 PM

Following Popchips on Twitter!

Nancy L November 8, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Following Bluebonnet Baker on Twitter.

Nancy L November 8, 2010 at 5:04 PM

Just tweeted about the giveaway!

bridget {bake at 350 November 9, 2010 at 10:39 AM

Oh, your chicken looks fantastic!!! I think I’d like to try the salt & pepper. :)

Jonathan Epstein November 9, 2010 at 5:33 PM

I never thought to bake chicken ON a cooling rack, that’s awesomesauce. I can’t wait to try this recipe with the Parmesan Garlic Popchips!

penny giles November 10, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Bbq my taste scream bbq all the time ! Followed popchips on facebook ! Thanks for the chance too enter :)

Erin November 11, 2010 at 1:11 PM

mmmmmmmm BBQ!

Roscoe Mabins September 17, 2011 at 6:35 AM

Looks absolutely delish! thanks!

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