You can’t beat flavoured crispy fried chicken bites marinated in soy and ginger.
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
500 grams chicken thigh fillets, cut into 3cm pieces
Vegetable oil, to deep-fry
130 grams (1 cup) cornflour
2 tablespoons plain flour
- Combine the soy sauce, sushi seasoning and ginger in a glass or ceramic dish. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour to marinate.
- Drain the chicken from the marinade and pat dry.
- Add oil to a large saucepan to reach a depth of 5 cm. Heat to 170°C over medium-high heat (when the oil is ready, a cube of bread turns golden in 20 seconds).
- Place combined flour on a plate. Add one-third of the chicken and toss to coat. Shake off any excess. Cook, turning halfway through cooking, for 4-5 minutes or until cooked through. Use tongs to transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Repeat, in 2 more batches, with the remaining chicken and flour mixture, reheating the oil between batches. Transfer to a serving platter.
Serve with rice or salad leaves .