Karaage - Japanese Fried Chicken

I always love to cook and try something out new. I want my family to enjoy my cooking more and I know how my husband love fried chicken. So recently I decided to make Karaage, Japanese Fried Chicken. I used chicken thighs with skin on it, cause it taste better in one of the tutorial I followed the recipe. It turned out okay and it was pretty good. I need to add more flavor into the chicken in order for the flavor stand out. The only thing I didn't use in this recipe was sake, probably because of that the flavor of the chicken didn't stand out when I was eating it. Here's a pic of my Karaage. I normally love to eat this, but when I always ordered this dish it's a bit spicy for my liking and this dish can be a bit pricey.

Recipe for Karagge - Japanese Fried Chicken
Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 40min (incl. marinating time)
Number of servings: 2
250g (8.8oz.) chicken thigh (with skin)

  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. ginger juice
  • 1/2 tbsp. sake
  • 1/2 beaten egg
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 1 tbsp. katakuriko (potato starch)
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • ketchup or lemon if preferred 

  1. Remove unwanted fat but leave the skin of chicken (because the skin makes the chicken crispier!) and cut up into bite-size pieces.
  2. Put the chicken in a bowl, add A and marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Drain well and mix beaten egg. Then mix B.
  4. Fry them in oil at 170C (338F) for 5 minutes. Then turn to 190C (374F) and cook for 20 seconds to fry to a crisp golden brown.

Have you tried this dish before? What do you think of my Karaage?

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