The chicken nugget is maturing. Always popular with children in fast-food chains, it is undergoing a quality transformation that should widen its adult appeal. And the tempura coating is one of the defining factors in this new gold rush. Market leaders in the fast food sector/market are in the process of demanding that its suppliers produce a nugget with a crispier, more US authentic properties. Meeting these tougher demands means mixing and applying a tempura that guarantees a very consistent, high quality end-product.