Chicken Tsukune Dumplings with Firm Tofu

Chicken Tsukune Dumplings with Firm Tofu

I made these in the same way I make tofu and ground pork or beef hamburgers using ground chicken which I just happened to buy, and the results were surprisingly good!!

Ingredients: 2 servings (about 8)

Ground chicken
250 g
Firm tofu
If you want to use up one 300 g pack of tofu, use 350 g of ground meat
◉ Salt and pepper
to taste
1 tablespoon
◉ Katakuriko
1 tablespoon
◉ Grated ginger
about 1 1/2 teaspoons
◉ Herbed salt (optional)
sprinkled on the surface
Use equal amounts of each ingredient!
◎ Soy sauce (or mentsuyu)
2 tablespoons (3 tablespoons if using mentsuyu)
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
The sauce reduced to nothing very quickly, so pay attention!
Garnish: lettuce, sesame seeds, parsley, etc.
as needed


1. Combine the ground chicken, tofu (no need to drain it), onion and ◉ ingredients. Mix well!
2. Combine the ◎ ingredients.
3. Divide the meat-tofu mixture and form into patties of the size you like! If it sticks to your hands, use water or oil on your hands to prevent that! Brown both sides and then cover with a lid to steam cook!
4. When the burgers are cooked, add the combined sauce ingredients to the frying pan! Coat the burgers with the sauce while cooking over medium heat to reduce the sauce! I cook the burgers until the sauce is almost gone.
5. Serve and you're done! Add lettuce or sesame seeds or dried parsley etc. to taste.

Story Behind this Recipe

If there are tofu burgers, there should be tofu tsukune as well?