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Masala Tempura Chicken with Vegetables
"Next-Level Ethnic Flavors: Smaller chains and independent restaurant concepts are experimenting with unconventional ethnic preparations for chicken, setting the stage for further acceptance of international flavor applications for poultry."
Chicken Nuggets, Q2, 2013.
Garam masala-infused tomato sauce tossed with Pierce Chicken® Tempura Battered Chicken Breast Strips and crispy sautéed vegetables, served over tender basmati rice.


Pierce Chicken® Tempura Battered Chicken Breast Strips (Code #111356) 5 pounds (1 bag)
Mango chutney 3 cups
Basmati rice, cooked 3 quarts
Garam masala vegetables (recipe provided) 3 quarts

To make one serving:

  1. Fry 2 Tempura Battered Chicken Breast Strips in deep fryer at 375°F for 10 to 12 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 165°F; drain.
  2. Cut Tempura Battered Chicken Breast Strips into ½-inch thick slices; toss with 2 tablespoons mango chutney.
  3. Place ½ cup basmati rice on a serving plate; top with ½ cup garam masala vegetables and chutney coated Tempura Battered Chicken Breast Strips.


Sweet potatoes, peeled, 1-inch dice  1½ quarts
 Canola oil   6 tablespoons 
 Butter, unsalted   6 tablespoons 
 Yellow onion, peeled, ¼-inch dice  1½ cups
 Garlic, peeled, chopped  ¾ cup
 Anaheim peppers, minced   6 tablespoons
 Garam masala   3 tablespoons
Salt 1 tablespoon
Ground cumin  1 tablespoon
Cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons
 Ground turmeric  1½ teaspoons
 Tomato sauce  3 cups
Yogurt, plain 3 cups
Water 2 cups
Peas, frozen 3 cups


Makes 3 cups:

  1.  Sauté sweet potatoes in oil and butter in a stockpot for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Add onion, garlic and jalapeños; sauté until lightly browned.
  3. Add garam masala, salt, cumin, cayenne pepper and turmeric; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until spices are fully blended.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add tomato sauce, yogurt and water; cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in peas.
  5. Hold warm for service.

Chef’s Tip: The traditional Indian pepper, bih jolokia, may also be used.

Main Ingredient
Tempura Battered Breast Strips
Tempura Battered Breast Strips
Product Code 111356
Case Pack: 5 lb (2 units)
Net Wt: 10 lb

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