I am not done with Cinco De Mayo just yet. I just had to squeeze in one more recipe:  Stovetop Chili Lime Popcorn! This popcorn is made the way we made popcorn when I was a kid, on the cooktop with real, natural ingredients. No rancid oils, no genetically modified corn, no toxic plastic microwave bags. Just real corn, real butter from grass fed cows and flavorful spices.(This post contains affiliate links. I may make a commission off sales but your price remains the same.)

Stovetop Chili Lime Popcorn in three bowls on blue table

How To Make Stovetop Chili Lime Popcorn!:

Making popcorn on the cooktop is easy. You simply add a few tablespoons of coconut oil to a big pot and heat. Add a few kernels of corn and wait for the first one to pop. Then you add the rest of the corn, cover the pot with a lid and shake that pot vigorously until the kernels stop popping. Then drizzle with melted butter infused with lime zest, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder and sea salt! Of course you can adjust the spices to your preference. Such a delicious and healthy treat when made with top notch ingredients!

Three bowls of Stovetop Chili Lime Popcorn in colorful bowls on blue table surrounded by lime wedges


The Recipe: Stovetop Chili Lime Popcorn!

What you will need:  Coconut Oila big pot with a lid, popcorn kernels (preferably NON GMO like these), good sea salt (I like Maldons) You will need a microplane to zest the lime. Find my other popcorn recipes here, here and here.

Stovetop Chili Lime Popcorn!
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
8 mins
A delightfully seasoned homemade popcorn made the old fashioned way, on the cooktop. Note: popcorn, like all food, is subjective. You may use more or less butter and spices to suit your taste.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy snack recipe, kid-friendly recipes
Servings: 8 cups
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • zest of one lime
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup white popping corn
  1. Melt butter in small sauce pan
  2. Add spices and lime zest
  3. Stir well and turn off heat
  4. Add coconut oil to a large pot
  5. Turn on high heat
  6. Add 3 kernels of corn and wait for one to pop
  7. When kernel pops, add the 1/2 cup of corn to pot
  8. Place lid on pot
  9. Shake pot vigorously as corn pops (2-3 minutes, you may need to turn heat down a little)
  10. When corn stops popping turn off heat and remove lid, allow a few minutes for popcorn to cool (otherwise it will shrink when butter is added)

  11. Whisk butter well (spices tend to sit on the bottom) and use a knife to stir popcorn as you slowly drizzle spiced butter over corn
  12. Stop when needed to stir well and then drizzle more until all the butter is gone
  13. Serve!



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