Recently they sent me a free box of Kikkoman Kara-Age Soy Ginger Seasoned Coating Mix – that’s a mouthful!
I had some chicken thighs and breasts in the freezer so I decided to try my hand at making some “chicken nuggets”.
It was pretty easy – you just cut the chicken up, throw the pieces in a ziploc bag with the pouch of seasoning and then fry them. I used a big stock pot and put 1/4-1/2″ oil in the bottom of the pot – mainly so I would have a lid and dropped them in once the oil was bubbling.
I really have never fried things like this before and it’s a bit messy – every time you lift the lid – splatter splatter! But it wasn’t difficult at all and thankfully I bought some cheap metal tongs at the flea market the weekend before!
You don’t want to put all the chicken in the pan at once – otherwise it won’t really fry up – so I did it in three small “batches”. The first two batches turned out better than the last – by the last the oil was a bit “used” and they came out a little darker.
I was surprised at the amount of flavor that the coating mix did have – I’m not a huge fan of ginger but it wasn’t overwhelming. Overall – I’m not sure I would purchase this product – but I will definitely use the second pouch from the box.
I think I just don’t fry things enough to really buy the product – but since it wasn’t difficult – I would recommend it if you like homemade chicken nuggets. It’s also recommended with fish – I’ll likely use the second pouch for that to try it out.
The Kikkoman website also has recipes for the product as well.
And I made some acorn squash to go with the nuggets – I forget how much I love squash! My Dad made me eat every vegetable under the sun as a kid – so I love brussel sprouts and all that kinda stuff. My vege box from Green Bean Delivery a while back had a couple squash and what a refreshing change from corn & broccoli!
Thanks to FoodBuzz and Kikkoman for letting me try your new product!