Tempura Chicken

  • Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

Chicken and Vegetables:
4 cups vegetable oil for frying
2 -- eggs
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 -- 2 pounds of chicken
1 small cabbage or half large cabbage finely sliced
1 -- onion finely sliced
4 -- carrots finely sliced
3 -- scallions (finely sliced 2" long)
4 tablespoons ginger (finely chopped)
2 tablespoons garlic (finely chopped)
Dressing:
1 cup dashi
3/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup mirin
1 tablespoon organic cane sugar
4 tablespoons soy sauce
pinch of japanese chili powder

Instructions

For the chicken:
In a pot, heat up 4 cups of oil for frying.
-Cut the chicken into chicken nugget size pieces.
-Beat the eggs in a bowl.
-Add 2tbs soy sauce, the cornstarch, garlic and 2tbs of ginger.
– Mix well by hand.
– When the oil is hot, fry all the chicken pieces.
-Drain of oil and let cool on counter.

For the vegetables:
-In a bowl, add the sliced cabbage, onion, carrots, scallion and remaining ginger.
-Mix together the dashi, vinegar, mirin, sugar, and the remaining soy sauce . Combine with the sliced vegetables and let chill in the refrigerator for a half hour to 45 minutes, time permitting.
-When ready, in a bowl, add 1/4 of the veggies and dressing. Top with a 1/4 of the chicken and serve. Makes 4 servings.

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