Tori No Kara-age (deep Fried Chicken Nuggets)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Here is a dish I am famous for both with my friends in Japan and Canada. It was given to me by an aunt in Japan and I wanted to share her recipe with the rest of the

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper.
  2. Place the chicken in the mixture and let sit for 30 minutes.
  3. Mix the corn flour with the plain flour.
  4. Take each piece of chicken from the marinade and roll in the flour mixture until it is coated completely.
  5. Heat the oil to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F) and deep-fry the chicken pieces for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Serve on a bed of salad garnished with a lemon.
Most Helpful

Easy to make, delicious to taste! Used tofu (frozen 24hrs then thawed) in place of chicken, also 2x have added 1 tsp of sesame seed oil. Rolling marinaded pieces in corn starch instead of the cornflour mixture works too, just gives it slightly different taste & texture. Absolutely wonderful, everyone loves this recipe! Thank you!

blueyedwineaux December 30, 2009

Delicious and so easy to make. I used cornstarch instead of cornflour and it came out beautiful! My husband kept coming back into the kitchen for more pieces while I was frying all of the batches of tori bits. I will make this again and again. Thank you ^ ^

eager cook May 02, 2011

Loveeeeeeee it!! Put 3 T. soy if plan to cook it within the hour. However, I had to learn the hard way to lessen it as I marinated it overnight & it came out a tad too salty. Like other moms who plan for kids' meals, I suggest 2 T soy would be plenty for overnight marination.

shygirl March 28, 2011