Chicken Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

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Japanese Fried Chicken – Crispy, juicy, and crazy delicious Japanese fried chicken recipe. Serve the Japanese fried chicken with miso mayonnaise dip for the best restaurant flavors.

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Crispy and Crunchy karaage, or Japanese fried chicken, recipe with mayo miso dipping sauce.

What is Karaage?

I love Japanese fried chicken, or karaage or tatsutaage.  I always order it whenever I have lunch or dinner at Japanese restaurants or at izakaya (Japanese gastro pub).

Japanese fried chicken is marinated with ginger juice, soy sauce, sake (Japanese rice wine) and mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine).

The end results are juicy, crispy boneless chicken pieces, bursting with the subtle good taste of the seasonings. They are heavenly and addictive!

Imagine dipping a piece of crispy fried chicken into a sweet, savory, and creamy miso mayo dressing, and then sink you teeth into the chicken, as the juice from the tender chicken comes oozing out…amazing!

Close up of easy Japanese Chicken Karaage served with sesame seeds on top.

Ingredients for Chicken Karaage
Boneless/skinless chicken breasts or thighs
Ginger
Soy sauce
Japanese cooking sake
Japanese mirin
Cornstarch
Sesame seeds
Mayo
White miso paste
Apple cider vinegar
Honey

A piece of Crispy and Crunchy Japanese fried chicken picked with a pair of chopsticks dipped with mayo miso dipping sauce.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Katsu and Karaage?

Katsu is sliced breast that is breaded, while karaage is usually thigh that is marinated before frying. Additionally, katsu sauce is more of a Worcestershire sauce made from apple puree, while karaage sauce is more of a mayo sauce.

What does Karaage mean?

Karaage means fry, and is a Japanese cooking technique where foods are deep-fried in oil. It is usually chicken, but can also be other meat.

How many calories?

This recipe has 333 calories.

Close up of Crispy and Crunchy Japanese fried chicken garnished with sesame seeds.

Serve Chicken Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken) with:

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Chicken Karaage (Sesame Fried Chicken) Recipe


Servings 3 people


Prep Time 15 minutes


Cook Time 10 minutes


Total Time 25 minutes

Crispy and Crunchy Japanese fried chicken recipe with mayo miso dipping sauce just like your favorite Japanese restaurants.

Ingredients


1
lb
boneless, skinless chicken breasts/thighs, cut into cubes


3
inches
ginger, peeled, pounded with a mortar and pestle to extract 2 tablespoons juice


3
tablespoons
soy sauce


6
tablespoons
Japanese cooking sake


2
tablespoons
Japanese mirin


Cornstarch, for coating


Oil, for deep frying


Sesame, for garnishing

Miso Mayo Dip:


2
tablespoons
mayonnaise


2
teaspoons
white miso paste


2
teaspoon
apple cider vinegar or Japanese rice vinegar


2
teaspoons
honey


1
pinch
sugar

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Directions

1

Use paper towels to pat dry the chicken pieces and transfer to a bowl. Add in the ginger juice, soy sauce, sake, mirin and marinate for 30 minutes. Transfer the chicken pieces out of the Marinade and coat them evenly with corn starch. Shake off excess.



2

Make the Miso Mayo Dip by whisking all the ingredients together. Set aside.



3

Deep-fry in oil for two times. Heat up a wok/pot of cooking oil. When the cooking oil is hot enough for frying, drop the chicken pieces into the oil and quickly deep fry them until they turn golden brown. Transfer them out onto a plate and wait for a couple of minutes. Put the chicken back into the oil and deep-fry until golden brown and crunchy. Dish out to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil, serve hot with the Miso Mayo Dip.


Recipe Notes

Deep-frying twice ensures that the chicken pieces are crunchy and stay crunchy even after a few hours.

Nutrition Facts

Chicken Karaage (Sesame Fried Chicken) Recipe

Amount Per Serving (3 people)

Calories 333
Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value*

Fat 11g17%

Saturated Fat 2g13%

Cholesterol 100mg33%

Sodium 1477mg64%

Potassium 626mg18%

Carbohydrates 13g4%

Sugar 7g8%

Protein 34g68%

Vitamin A 45IU1%

Vitamin C 2.1mg3%

Calcium 11mg1%

Iron 1.1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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