Smoky Chili Flavored Popcorn | Dietitian Debbie Dishes

Smoky Chili Popcorn

  • Author: Dietitian Debbie
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 12 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 1x
  • Category: Snack


This savory homemade popcorn recipe is the perfect combination of smokiness, garlic, and spice.


  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Dash of cayenne pepper powder


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add 1-2 popcorn kernels to the pot.
  2. Once the first kernel or two pops, pour in the other 1/2 cup of kernels and cover the pot with a lid.
  3. Shake the pan occasionally as the popcorn pops. Wait until there is >5 seconds between pops and remove from heat.
  4. Melt butter in the microwave. Pour over popped corn and toss to coat.
  5. Sprinkle popcorn with spices and salt and toss again to coat evenly.
  6. Serve!