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Tempura Chicken Fingers & Dipping Sauce

Tempura Chicken Fingers & Dipping Sauce

with Zesty Rice & Green Beans

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No matter how old we get, we can never resist a juicy-crunchy chicken finger. No disrespect to the ketchup-dipped versions from our childhood—but this version’s got a few cheffy touches that make it extra special (and delicious). We coat the chicken in a light-as-air tempura batter, then fry for perfectly crispy and golden results. The dipping sauce gets an upgrade, too, combining sweet soy glaze with tangy lime juice and spicy sriracha. On the side, there’s rice laced with lime zest and buttery steamed green beans. Winner winner chicken dinner!

Allergens:EggsMilkWheatSoy

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Total Time35 minutes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Ingredients
serving amount
2
4
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serving amount
2
4

1 unit

Lime

82 g

Tempura Mix

(ContainsEggs, Milk, Wheat)

½ cup

Jasmine Rice

1 teaspoon

Sriracha

6 ounce

Green Beans

10 ounce

Chicken Cutlets

4 tablespoon

Sweet Soy Glaze

(ContainsWheat, Soy)

Not included in your delivery

Vegetable Oil

2 tablespoon

Butter

(ContainsMilk)

Salt

Pepper

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3347 kJ
Calories800 kcal
Fat30 g
Saturated Fat11 g
Carbohydrate94 g
Sugar22 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Protein38 g
Cholesterol135 mg
Sodium2120 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Instructions
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1

• Wash and dry all produce. • Zest and quarter lime. • In a large bowl, whisk together tempura mix, 1/3 cup cold water (2/3 cup for 4 servings), and salt (we used ½ tsp) until smooth. (Use 1 tsp salt for 4.) TIP: If mixture is too thick, add more water 1 TBSP at a time until it reaches a pancake-batter-like consistency.

2

• In a small pot, combine rice, ¾ cup water (1¼ cups for 4 servings), and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a low simmer. Cook until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes. Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.

3

• In a small bowl, combine sweet soy glaze, a squeeze of lime juice, and sriracha to taste. • Place green beans in a medium microwave-safe bowl with a splash of water and a pinch of salt. Cover bowl with plastic wrap.

4

• Pat chicken* dry with paper towels, then cut each cutlet lengthwise into three strips (like chicken fingers). Add to bowl with tempura batter; stir until strips are evenly coated. • Line a plate with paper towels.

5

• Heat ¼-inch layer of oil in a large, preferably heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. • Once oil is shimmering and hot enough that a drop of batter sizzles when added to the pan, working in batches, add coated chicken in a single layer. Cook until golden brown and cooked through, 4-7 minutes on the first side and 4-5 minutes on the second side. (TIP: To check for doneness, cut one strip in half.) • Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer to paper-towel-lined plate. Immediately season with salt and pepper.

6

• Microwave green beans until tender, 1-2 minutes. Carefully remove plastic wrap, drain well, and toss with 1 TBSP butter. Season with salt and pepper. • Fluff rice with a fork; stir in 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings) and as much lime zest as you like. Season with salt and pepper. • Divide rice, green beans, and chicken strips between plates. Drizzle with any remaining sriracha to taste. Serve with sweet and spicy sauce for dipping and remaining lime wedges on the side.