Karaage fried chicken recipe by tasty

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Ingredients for Chicken Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

I love this chicken karaage recipe because only a few ingredients will make crispy, juicy chicken. Firstly, here are the ingredients you will need!

Chicken Thighs (I use skinless but you can keep the skin on as well!)Light Soy SauceSakeSesame OilWhite PepperSaltGarlicGingerPotato StarchNeutral Oil for Frying
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Chicken Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken): Recipe Instructions

Cut the Chicken

The first step in making this recipe is cutting the chicken into 1″ pieces. Make sure all the pieces are cut khổng lồ similar sizes so they cook evenly.

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Next, place the cut chicken thigh into a bowl with soy sauce, sake, sesame oil, đen pepper, salt, grated garlic & ginger. Set well with your hands & let marinate for at least an hour in the fridge (overnight for best results & flavor).

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Coat the Chicken In Potato Starch

Potato starch (Katakuriko) is the key to lớn great Japanese Fried Chicken! The potato starch gives the chicken a deliciously light crust vs. Cornstarch or flour. Here is a brand that I look for in my Asian market.

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After the chicken is marinated, coat the chicken in the potato starch & pack in the dredge so it sticks khổng lồ the chicken. You don’t want khổng lồ see any bald spots on the chicken! Finally, place it on a baking sheet khổng lồ rest while you heat the oil.

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Fry the Chicken

When frying chicken, the most important aspect lớn keep in mind is oil temperature. Heat the oil to lớn 350F, and fry the chicken in batches và ensure that the oil temperature does not drop below 300F. If the oil temperature drops too low, the chicken will not get crispy, so take out some chicken & fry in small batches if this is the case.

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Double Fry the Chicken

Fry the chicken for 4-5 minutes at 350F. Remove the chicken & then let the oil temperature return lớn 350F, then fry the chicken a second time which is going khổng lồ make it EXTRA CRISPY!

Let the chicken rest on a wire rack while you make the Spicy Garlic Sauce!

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For the dipping sauce, make sure you are using Japanese mayo which is made from only from egg yolks vs. Typical American mayonnaise which uses the whole egg. The brightness from the lemon really elevates this dipping sauce khổng lồ compliment the crispy, savory chicken.

Mix the ingredients well & serve with the freshly fried Chicken Karaage!

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