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Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)


Special Diet



Main Course

Main Ingredient



Authentic Japanese, Entertaining


  • 2 lbs. Chicken thighs or breast cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Fresh ginger grated
  • 2 cloves Fresh garlic grated
  • 4 Tablespoons San-J Tamari Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Sake
  • 2 Tablespoons Mirin
  • 1 cup Potato starch or corn starch
  • Canola or vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 Lemon


  • Mix the ginger, garlic, San-J Tamari Soy Sauce, sake, and mirin in a large sealable container or bag. Add the chicken, mix to coat evenly. Seal and marinate the chicken for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Heat the frying oil to reach 360ºF. 
  • Put the potato starch in a bowl. Add the marinated chicken in small batches, shaking off excess liquid, and tossing to coat each piece evenly.
  • Shake off excess starch and fry the chicken in batches until the surface is golden brown and the chicken is cooked through. Place the fried chicken on a paper towel lined rack to remove excess oil and serve with lemon wedges.

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