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Karaage Fried Chicken

A popular Japanese fried chicken dish made with bite-sized chicken pieces marinated in a soy and ginger sauce and coated in a crispy potato starch batter. Serve with rice and pickled vegetables.

Tasty Team
97% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Karaage Fried Chicken

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

  • 1 lb skin-on chicken thigh (455 g), cubed
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ egg, beaten
  • ⅓ cup potato starch (40 g)
  • cooking oil, for frying

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 273
  • Fat 11g
  • Carbs 14g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 24g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, sake, sugar, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Mix well. Cover with plastic and marinate for at least 15 minutes in the fridge.
  2. Add the egg and potato starch to the chicken. Mix well.
  3. Heat the oil to 340˚F (170˚C). Fry the chicken until golden brown and fully cooked, 5-7 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!
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Karaage Fried Chicken