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Japanese Chicken Nuggets

Japanese Chicken Nuggets

Did you ever try the Japanese chicken nuggets? If not, then you should! The Japanese Chicken Nuggets are a delicious and crunchy treat that will have you coming back for more. They are just the right balance of savory and sweet flavors. This dish is perfect as an appetizer, snack, or side dish.
So, are you interested to learn how to make them? Let’s get started!
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 200kcal


  • bowls
  • measuring spoon
  • Fryer
  • Skillet


  • 2 -4 boneless chicken breasts
  • cornflour
  • white flour
  • 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons grated ginger root
  • 4 crushed garlic cloves
  • salt
  • pepper
  • vegetable oil


  • Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes and dry them with paper towels. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch and white flour together. Add in the chicken cubes and mix well to coat them evenly.
  • Heat up vegetable oil in the fryer or skillet until it reaches 350°C. Add the chicken cubes into the fryer or skillet and deep fry them for about 6-8 minutes. Make sure to turn them occasionally for even cooking.
  • When the chicken nuggets are golden brown, remove them from the heat and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Pour this mixture over the fried chicken nuggets and mix well to coat them evenly.
    Serve the Japanese chicken nuggets warm with a side of steamed rice or your favorite dipping sauce.


  • Make sure that the oil is hot enough before adding in the chicken cubes; this will ensure proper cooking and a nice, crispy coating.
  • Be careful not to overfill the fryer or skillet with chicken cubes as this will lower the temperature of the oil and result in soggy nuggets.
  • If you prefer a less spicy version, omit the garlic cloves from the marinade and reduce the amount of ginger root used.
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