I was so excited when I got home the other day and there were packages on my doorstep, that had my name on them! Usually it is my husbands name on the boxes (he has a slight amazon addiction). But I didn’t order anything, what could it be? Foodbuzz had sent me a box of Kikkoman Kara-Age Soy-Ginger Seasoned Coating Mix as part of the Tastemaker Program. I am a huge fan of Kikkoman, I love soy and I love ginger, what could go wrong?! Kara-Age is a popular cooking technique in Japan. Basically it is Japan’s version of a Chicken Nugget.
Inside the box was 2 packets of the seasoning mix. It was so simple to make. You open the season mix, pour in a bag, add in your protein and shake! Pan fry in oil, and you are done. It was so good too! I was very pleasantly surprised. There was so much flavor in this. The chicken stayed super moist and delicious. I am hesitant sometimes with flavored breadcrumbs and other mixes, because I think they are bland and fall short. This one definitely had the soy and ginger flavor bursting through. I sprinkled with chopped cilantro, drizzled with a little lemon juice, and made a quick Ponzu sauce to dip the chicken in. Served with with a small green salad, and we had a great dinner. Next time I might try to bake/broil the chicken to see if I can make it a little healthier.
I didn’t remember to take pictures of my Ponzu Sauce, but it was 1/4 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce, juice from 1/2 orange and 1/2 a lime, and a splash of rice vinegar. It was the perfect tangy pairing for the chicken.
**This post is part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program with Kikkoman. The seasoning was provided through this program. The opinions in this post are all my own.