Bite-sized chicken nuggets with a lemon glaze that is out of this world! Seriously. This sauce is EPIC.

Asian Style Chicken Nuggets with Lemon Glaze - Bite-sized chicken nuggets with a lemon glaze that is out of this world! Seriously. This sauce is EPIC.

Why does bite-sized food always taste so much better?

I think maybe it’s because your mind doesn’t process it as a large amount of food since you can simply pop a bite here and there – hence, you can eat more of it.

It’s crazy, I know.

But that’s why these little nuggets are super dangerous. And when you glaze it off with the lemon goodness, you’ll be hooked forever.

Sorry, I’m not sorry.

Asian Style Chicken Nuggets with Lemon Glaze

Bite-sized chicken nuggets with a lemon glaze that is out of this world! Seriously. This sauce is EPIC.

1 hours 10 minutes15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch chunks*
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Zest of 1 lemon

For the lemon glaze

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together rice vinegar, soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and green onions.
  2. In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine rice vinegar mixture and chicken; marinate at least 1 hour, turning the bag occasionally. Drain chicken from the marinade, discarding the marinade.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  4. Dredge chicken in flour. Add chicken to the skillet, 5 or 6 at a time, and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. To make the glaze, combine rice vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water over medium low heat. Bring to a boil, simmering until thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Serve chicken immediately, tossed or drizzled with the lemon glaze, garnished with lemon zest, if desired.

Notes:

*Boneless, skinless chicken breasts can be substituted.

Adapted from Cooking in Sens

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 408.7 Calories from Fat 224.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.9g 38%
Saturated Fat 3.07g 15%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Cholesterol 128.7mg 43%
Sodium 434.5mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 17.1g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Sugars 8.8g
Protein 29.6g 59%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.