Tori no Karaage (Japanese style fried chicken)

Tori no Karaage (Japanese style fried chicken)

You may have your version of fried chicken where you're from, but "Tori no Karaage" has a taste that's absolutely unique to Japan. It is really popular as a homemade dish or as a deli order. Following this recipe, you can make a perfect fried chicken that is juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Try it!!!



  1. 500 g chicken thighs (bite size pices)
  2. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  3. 2 tablespoons sake
  4. 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  5. 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  6. Pinch Salt and pepper
  7. Potato starch (or flour), for coating
  8. Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  9. 1 lemon (optional)


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    In a bowl, combine chicken, salt, pepper, soy sauce, sake, ginger, garlic, and massage the chicken gently. Marinate for 15 minutes.

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    Heat oil to 170 degrees Celsius.

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    Drain extra marinade from the chicken. Dredge the chicken in potato starch, and then, pat the excess flour off the chicken.

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    After putting the flour on the chicken, deep-fry the chicken right away for about 4 to 5 minutes.

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    Don’t touch the chicken for the first one minute to prevent the flour coating from coming off the chicken.

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    After one minute, stir the chicken several times. It helps the moisture to evaporate, and it makes the chicken crispy.

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    Take the chicken out and drain excess oil.

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