Chicken Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Chicken Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken) This is a simple yet delicious Japanese-style fried chicken flavored with ginger, garlic and sake and soy sauce. Serve as an appetizer or with rice and veggies to make a yummy meal. It even tastes good cold; my mom used to make this to take with us on picnics.


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 2 mins

    TOTAL : 30 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Combine soy sauce, sake, and ginger in a large bowl. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate in the refrigerator, about 30 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place cornstarch in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag and toss until chicken is coated with cornstarch.

  • Fry chicken in batches until juices run clear and it is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels or on a wire rack.

Per Serving: 495 calories; protein 28.9g; carbohydrates 33.1g; fat 26.1g; cholesterol 96.9mg; sodium 766.7mg. Make sure you use regular rice wine (sake), not sweet rice wine (mirin) or rice vinegar.