Cheap But Delicious Karaage-Style Chicken Nuggets

Cheap But Delicious Karaage-Style Chicken Nuggets

This is an adapted version of a recipe made by one of my blogging friends. It really goes well with beer. The sweetness of the onion is just amazing.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chicken breast
Finely chopped onion
The same amount as the chicken breast
Garlic (grated)
about 1 teaspoon
Ginger (grated)
about 1 1/2 teaspoons
Soy sauce
about 2 tablespoons
about 2 tablespoons


1. Chop up the chicken breast finely. (You can use ground chicken instead.) Marinate the chopped up chicken in the ◎ ingredients.
2. Chop up the same volume of onions as there is chicken, to about the same fineness. Mix the chicken and onion with katakuriko just before deep frying.
3. Carefully drop spoonfuls of the mixture into oil. If you break one of the nuggets in half it looks like this. It may be a bit hard to see though. Serve with salt and lemon, or yuzu and ponzu sauce.
4. I deep fry the nuggets in 170°C or so oil.

Story Behind this Recipe

I saw a photo of this by a blogging friend, and thought "This should go so well with beer!" so I adapted it. When chopping up the chicken and onion, you can use a food processor if you like.