Crispy Chicken Dumplings

Crispy Chicken Dumplings

These crispy crunchy fried chicken dumplings are great for hanami, sports festival or other special occasion bentos.
They're filled with soft melting cheese, and children love them.

Ingredients: About 15 dumplings

☆ Ground chicken
200 g
☆ Onion
☆ Grated ginger
about 1 teaspoon
☆ Katakuriko
1/2 tablespoon
☆Beaten egg
2 tablespoons (from the ★ beaten egg)
☆ Salt and pepper
To taste
Sliced cheese
2 slices (cut into 1cm pieces)
★ Flour
2 tablespoons
★ Beaten egg
★ Bread crusts
From 1 loaf (cut into 8 slices)
Oil for deep frying
As needed


1. Cut the bread crusts into half lengthwise, then into small squares. Stack the 2 slices of cheese together and cut into 1/3, then into 1/5 the other way.
2. Put all the ☆ ingredients into a bowl and knead together. Form into round meatballs or dumplings with a piece of cheese in the middle.
3. Coat the meatballs in flour, beaten egg and bread crusts in that order. Press the bread crusts on the meatballs by squeezing them on with your hands.
4. Deep fry in 170°C oil until golden brown. Turn them over while frying so that they brown evenly.
5. Use the bread with the crust removed for sandwiches in the morning.
6. Put the dumplings in a lunch box and bring to a picnic. I have the details on my recipe blog.
7. Pack them with sandwiches in a basket. They look so cute!

Story Behind this Recipe

I used leftover bread crusts, which I always seem to have, to make crispy crunchy deep fried dumplings that the children love too.