Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)
Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 15 min
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    Let's make Karaage (Japanese fried chicken), one of the greatest fried chickens in the world! It’s exceptionally flavorful, juicy and ultra crispy.

    Ingredients

    • 1.5 lb boneless, skin-on chicken thighs ((roughly 4-6 pieces; read the blog post))
    • ½ tsp kosher/sea salt (I use Diamond Crystal; use half for table salt)
    • freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 Tbsp potato starch/cornstarch ((more if necessary; read blog post))
    • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour (plain flour) ((more if necessary))
    • 4 cups neutral-flavored oil (vegetable, rice bran, canola, etc) ((for deep frying))
    • 1 knob ginger ((½ tsp grated ginger))
    • 1 clove garlic
    • ½ Tbsp soy sauce
    • ½ Tbsp sake ((you can substitute it with dry sherry or Chinese rice wine or skip))
    • ½ tsp sesame oil (roasted)
    • lemon ((for taste and garnish))
    • Japanese mayonnaise ((optional for dipping))
    • shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven spice) ((optional for spicy taste))

    Instructions

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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