Travels with a Gourmet

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My friend Cynthia sent me an email last week with this recipe for Japanese-fried chicken and we had it for dinner yesterday evening – yum! Dead easy and made with uncomplicated ingredients, it’s Asian comfort food and my 5-year old loved it since I guess you could call them sophisticated chicken nuggets. Here it is:

  • Cynthia’s Japanese Fried Chicken
  • 4 boneless chicken thighs, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. low-sodium Kikkoman soy sauce (or light soy sauce, like Tamari)
  • 1 knob of peeled ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves peeled garlic, grated
  • Put the chicken pieces in a Pyrex dish, add all the ingredients and leave to marinate for at least an hour
  • Mix 1/4 cup flour with 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Coat the chicken pieces lightly in the flour mixture and then fry in a shallow pan until brown and crispy.
  • Serve with quartered lemons to squeeze on before eating.
  • Serves two as a main course or six as an appetizer.

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