Sachie’s Popcorn “Karaage” Chicken

Sachie’s Popcorn “Karaage” Chicken

Everybody loves deep-fried chicken – well, I do! Tender, juicy and delicious, karaage tastes great even when cold. You can take it on picnics or pop them in your lunch box. I often have these with a little lemon juice or dipped in Japanese mayonnaise.

Everybody loves deep-fried chicken – well, I do! Tender, juicy and delicious, karaage tastes great even when cold. You can take it on picnics or pop them in your lunch box. I often have these with a little lemon juice or dipped in Japanese mayonnaise.

 

 

Serves:                     3-4

Preparation time:  25 minutes + 20 minutes refrigeration

Cooking time:         10 minutes

 

 

Ingredients:

600g boneless chicken thighs (about 4), cut into large bite-sized pieces

1 Tbsp grated ginger

1 Tbsp grated garlic

4 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp cooking sake

Canola or rice bran oil, for deep-frying

½ cup potato starch or corn starch

½ cup plain flour

 

To Serve:

Lemon wedges, Chopped parsley, Japanese mayonnaise

 

Method:

  1. Combine ginger, garlic, soy sauce and sake in a bowl.
  2. Add chicken to marinade, mix well and leave in fridge for 20 minutes or more.
  3. Heat oil in a pan or deep-fryer to 180˚C.
  4. Mix starch and flour together and coat chicken, dusting off any excess.
  5. Lower a piece of chicken into hot oil. Deep-fry for 2-3 minutes until cooked through.
  6. Drain on paper towel and serve with lemon, parsley and Japanese mayonnaise.

About author

Sachie is an International Author, TV personality and owner of the largest & most award-winning Cooking School in Australasia teaching Asian & Pacific Fusion Classes.

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