Chicken Tempura Recipe

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Theodore Modified: June 21, 2022
Chicken Tempura Recipe


How To Make Chicken Tempura

This chicken tempura recipe will make you munch nonstop. Juicy chicken wrapped in a light batter and deep fried until golden brown and crispy.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 20 mins


For Chicken Marinade:

  • 1 large skinless chicken breast
  • ½ tsp ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

For Tempura Batter:

  • 1 large egg
  • cup cake flour
  • cup cornstarch, or potato starch
  • cup cold water
  • 3 cups oil, for frying


  1. Using a meat tenderizer, pound the chicken breast to evenly thin it out. Then cut into strips that are roughly 1 inch wide and 3 inches long.
  2. In a zip-lock bag or air-tight container, add your chicken. Add the black pepper, salt, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic to the chicken. Seal the bag or container and shake to incorporate everything. Marinate for 15 minutes.
  3. Next, fill a large bowl with water and ice, then place a medium bowl in the water. Crack 1 egg into the medium bowl and whisk well.
  4. Sift the cake flour and cornstarch into the whisked egg. Slowly add in the ⅓ cup of cold water and whisk until a batter forms.
  5. Take the chicken pieces from the bag or container and add them into the bowl a few at a time. Coat well with the batter.
  6. In a medium-sized pot or deep fryer, heat oil to 350 degrees F.
  7. Add 2 to 3 pieces of battered chicken into the pot at a time. Fry for about 2 minutes per side or until crispy and golden brown.


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 25mg
  • Calories: 3231kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Cholesterol: 118mg
  • Fat: 340g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 214g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 95g
  • Potassium: 288mg
  • Protein: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 26g
  • Sodium: 895mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 136IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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