Food Hacks: Deep Fried Asian Chicken

Perfect little Asian style nuggets. Great for sweet and sour, honey garlic, general tso, and other take out favorites!

Perfect little Asian style nuggets. Great for sweet and sour, honey garlic, general tso, and other take out favorites! Small Town Girl Blog

So how do they do it? Cornstarch! Cornstarch is finer and makes a silky smooth coat when deep frying.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small chicken breast per serving
  • cornstarch as needed
  • 3-4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 egg per serving

Instructions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Heat oil in a medium sauce pan.

In a small bowl, whisk eggs.

Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces.

Perfect little Asian style nuggets. Great for sweet and sour, honey garlic, general tso, and other take out favorites! Small Town Girl Blog

Put chicken in a large plastic bag and add enough cornstarch to coat.

Perfect little Asian style nuggets. Great for sweet and sour, honey garlic, general tso, and other take out favorites! Small Town Girl Blog

Seal the bag and Shaky shaky!

Perfect little Asian style nuggets. Great for sweet and sour, honey garlic, general tso, and other take out favorites! Small Town Girl Blog

Now that the chicken is thoroughly coated toss them in the eggs and drop them in the hot oil.

Perfect little Asian style nuggets. Great for sweet and sour, honey garlic, general tso, and other take out favorites! Small Town Girl Blog

Cook for 1 minute.

Turn chicken and cook for 1 more minute.

Perfect little Asian style nuggets. Great for sweet and sour, honey garlic, general tso, and other take out favorites! Small Town Girl Blog

Remove from oil and set on paper towels.

Important: The chicken is probably not fully cooked. I like to add whatever sauce I’m using at this point and then bake it at 300 in the oven for about 10 minutes.

Oh the possibilities!

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7 thoughts on “Food Hacks: Deep Fried Asian Chicken

  1. I remember the day that I figured out cornstarch was the secret to getting that light crispy batter that all the restaurants get. I usually cut mine pretty small so they cook all the way through but I like your idea about putting them in the oven with the sauce. Will have to try that next time, especially when I forget the rice (I always do). Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday!

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  3. This is making my mouth water, it looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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