Crispy Chicken Bites with Wasabi Mayonnaise

Crispy Chicken Bites with Wasabi Mayonnaise
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Crispy Chicken Bites with Wasabi Mayonnaise
Malou Perez-Nievera
Crispy Chicken Bites with Wasabi Mayonnaise

I am so excited to share with you something new and refreshing: my Asian-inspired Crispy Chicken Bites with Wasabi Mayonnaise. Ta-dah! Serve these irresistible hors d'oeuvres up at your next get-together, and they'll be begging for more.

8
Servings
157
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: You can also bake the chicken, if you prefer. Place the breaded chicken on a lightly oiled baking dish. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees until the chicken is golden brown and the liquid from the chicken runs clear, about 50-55 minutes. Slice them into bite-sized pieces.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons five spice powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 2 tablespoons wasabi paste, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced into ¼-inch-thick discs

Directions

In a bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, and five spice powder. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Fill a large, cast-iron skillet about ½ full with cooking oil.

Place over medium heat until very hot; a pinch of flour dropped into the skillet should sizzle. Roll the chicken pieces into the breading and shake off excess flour. 

Drop the pieces into the hot oil; do not crowd. Deep-fry until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Drain the fried chicken and let rest until cool enough to handle. Cut into bite-sized pieces.* 

In a bowl, mix the wasabi paste with the mayonnaise. (Add more wasabi paste if you want a bolder kick.) Arrange the chicken slices on the cucumber and add a dollop of wasabi paste onto each piece.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
28g
22%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
35µg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
29mg
3%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
41µg
10%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
64mg
9%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
87mg
6%
Water
13g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.