Recipe: BBQ Honey Popcorn Chicken | Jess & Josh Cook

Recipe: BBQ Honey Popcorn Chicken | Jess & Josh Cook

Recently we were sent a pot of honey by Odysea from their new range. The pot we received is Wild Thyme & Fragrant Herb Honey which is 100% pure honey from Greece. It’s kinda like a savoury honey (even whilst still being sweet) because of the herbs so we just had to try it out. Honey chicken is were the idea began and we ended up with BBQ Honey Popcorn Chicken.

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BBQ Honey Popcorn Chicken | Serves 2 | Takes 40 minutes 

For the popcorn chicken:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 1/2 cup of cornflakes
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt or powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 egg
  • 30ml milk
  • salt & pepper

For the BBQ sauce:

  • 10 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tsp Odysea honey
  • a sprinkle of chilli powder

We served ours with mashed potato and a side salad, you could also have this with chips or as a party snack!



  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, blitz your cornflakes with the paprika, garlic powder and a good shake of salt and pepper until they look like breadcrumbs. Lay out onto a plate.
  3. Cut your chicken breasts into bite size pieces and cover in flour.
  4. Whisk the egg and milk together and pour into a bowl.
  5. This bit is a little messy but you wanna dip each flour coated piece of chicken into the egg wash and then coat in cornflakes until covered. Have a plate ready to place them all on and repeat until each piece is done!
  6. Lay out onto the baking tray and pop in the oven for 20 minutes, turning half way.
  7. Whilst your chicken is cooking you can make your BBQ sauce by simply mixing all the ingredients in a bowl.
  8. Once the chicken is cooked, leave to cool for 5 minutes and then place into a large bowl.
  9. Pour in the BBQ sauce and gently coat the chicken pieces.
  10. Serve!

We then followed our meal by tasting some delicious samples of Chocolate and Love‘s new range! They’re totally organic and Fairtrade and we tried the Coffee, Dark & Creamy and Sea Salt flavours. My favourite was the Sea Salt which had little nibbles of cacao in to make it a little crunchy and Joshs’s fave was the coffee surprisingly, as neither of us usually like coffee chocolate.


Each bar is gluten free, has more cocoa than most other brands, are GMO free with no added additives. Even better, all but two of their range are vegan! There’s not much left of the three bars we got sent so we’ll definitely be buying a couple more soon.

We were sent products to review but, as always, all opinions are our own.