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Friday, July 27, 2012

Foodie Friday - Tempura Chicken


Hosted by
Simple Living With Diane Balch

It has been one crazy week here! Mark was offered a job last week, 3 hours away. So on Monday he and I went to find a place to live. We found a house, and now we have just over a week to pack up and move!  I'm trying out some simple recipes over the next few weeks that are made with items already in my pantry.  3 years ago we went to Japan to spend Christmas with Mark's parents. While there we ate a lot of food fried in a tempura batter. Ever since then I periodically like to buy a box of the mix, and fry something up. It's simple and the kids love it.

Tempura Chicken

Tempura Mix (I used Krusteaz brand)
4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Vegetable oil

Follow the instructions on the Tempura Mix to make the batter. 
Cut the chicken into bite size chunks.
Heat about 2 inches deep of oil in a large pot. Begin dipping the chicken into the tempura batter. Once the oil sizzles when you flick a few drops of water on to it, start adding in the chicken. Only do one layer at a time, or the chicken will stick together. Cook for about 3-4 minutes to make sure the chicken is cooked through.
These go great with Wildtree's Moroccan Grilling Sauce as a dip.

Here are some of my favorite recipes from last weeks link up -

Javelin Warrior's Cookin w/ Luv shared a Roquefort Strawberry Souffles
Souffles Ready to Serve
I've always wanted to try making a souffle but I haven't yet. This may motivate me!

Sweet Smart Vegan shared her Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake
Mint Chocolate Chip....and it's healthy too? Yes please!

Feisty Tapas shared a recipe for Maple Glazed Roast Chicken with Sesame Seeds
I'm a sucker for anything covered in maple!


  1. Thank you for hosting! Have a great weekend :)

  2. I've always had a disaster when I try to cook tempura. I think I don't get the oil hot enough. Any tricks?


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