Tales of Xillia 2 was a well done sequel (don’t get me started about how bad Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World was). I liked seeing what all the characters were up to and how they still had room to grow. I really enjoyed learning more in particular about Muzet and King Gaius. Muzet is just insane! When Ludger helps test out communications methods between humans and spirits, the device ends up showing Muzet’s inner thoughts. She is either a child at heart or insane (most likely the latter). Gaius when in battle was pretty overpowered. My husband played him for a bit and tired of it after continually one shotting monsters.
While playing through Tales of Xillia 2 the first time, the spicy chicken roll caught my eye. My husband started asking regularly when I was going to make them. Well finally here they are! These are fried chicken tenderloins wrapped with sushi rice, nori and cucumber. There are a lot of different steps to making this, so I recommend that you give yourself plenty of time.
Required Equipment: rice cooker, deep pan, sushi roller
– ½ cup flour
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1 tsp onion powder
– ½ tsp ground ginger
– 2 eggs
– 1 tbsp soy sauce
– chicken tenderloins
– 2 cups cooked sushi rice (recipe here)
– ½ cup mayo
– hot sauce
– peanut oil
– nori sheets
– cucumber, julienned
Combine mayo, hot sauce and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. I did not include numbers because you will need to decide how spicy you want the rolls to be.
Set up three plates for preparing the chicken before frying. On the first plate, combine the flour, garlic powder, onion powder and ground ginger. On the second plate, mix together the egg and soy sauce. On the last plate, place the panko.
Now it is time to dress up the chicken. Take one of the chicken tenderloins and cover it in the flour mixture. Make sure to pat off any excess flour before moving on. Place the floured chicken tenderloin and cover it in the egg mixture.
Lift the chicken tenderloin and allow the excess egg to drip off. Finally, place the chicken tenderloin in the panko and cover it before setting it aside. Repeat these steps until all of your chicken tenderloins are covered.
In a large pan fill it up with an inch of peanut oil and allow the oil to heat up. You can test to see if it is ready by throwing a panko crumb in. If the panko crumb sizzles rapidly it is ready. Place the chicken in the pan, making sure the pieces stay straight. Cook until all sides are golden brown and the chicken is cooked all the way through.
Once all the pieces have been prepared, it is time to make the rolls! First, place a sheet of nori on your sushi roller. Wet your hands (it is important to keep your hand moist during this process) and add a thin layer of rice onto the nori, covering about 3/4ths. Place the chicken and cucumber on top of the rice near the bottom of the sheet.
Add some of the spicy mayo on top of the chicken. Feel free to add as much or as little as you would like. Carefully roll up the “sushi” tightly and then cut to serve. When cutting, make sure your knife is sharpened and clean so it is easier to cut.