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chicken tempura

Chicken Tempura
Ingredients

ingredients:

  • 400 g boneless chicken breast or thigh
  • salad oil for deep frying
  • a little flour

coating:

  • 1 egg
  • 130 ml cold water
  • 65 g flour

dipping sauce (optional):

or salt (optional)

Step 1

step 1:

Remove the skin of the chicken and cut into bite-size pieces.

Step 2

step 2:

To make coating, mix the egg and cold water in a bowl. Add the flour and toss.

Step 3

step 3:

Dust all the chicken lightly with a little flour before applying the coating (see Step 4).

Step 4

step 4:

With chopsticks, dip the chicken pieces into the coating and twirl them around to coat them. Fill a wok over half full with salad oil.

Step 5

step 5:

Heat the oil to 170°C and deep-fry half of the chicken pieces about 5 or 6 minutes until golden brown. Remove and drain on a rack. Cook the remaining chicken in the same manner.

Step 6

step 6:

You can use either dipping sauce or salt. To make the dipping sauce, mix bonito soup stock, soy sauce and sugar together in a pan and bring to a boil. Pour into two small bowls.

Tori no tenpura

Dip the chicken pieces into the dipping sauce. Or, if you prefer salt, pour a suitable amount onto a small plate and dip the chicken pieces into the salt.

comment:

This dish is uncommon among tempura dishes, but is popular especially in Ōita Prefecture in the Kyūshū region, the southernmost island of mainland Japan.

Typical Meals – Tempura

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