Karaage is a common side dish found in many lunch boxes, and a very popular dish for dinner. It also serves many, so it's perfect for a party!

Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Course Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Japanese


  • 2/3 lb Chicken Thigh
  • 2 clove Garlic, grated
  • 1 slice Ginger, grated
  • 2 Tbsp Sake
  • 1.5 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Egg
  • Cooking Oil
  • 3 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Katakuriko (Potato Starch)


  1. Get chicken out and cut into bite size pieces.
  2. Mix garlic, ginger, sake and soy sauce together in one large plastic bag.
  3. Add chicken into the plastic bag and mix well.
  4. Put the bag in the fridge and marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  5. Take the bag out of fridge.
  6. Beat egg in a medium bowl.
  7. In another bowl, mix all purpose flour and katakuriko together.
  8. Take a piece of chicken, dunk it in the flour mixture, then dunk it in the egg mixture. Then, put it in the flour mixture again.
  9. Repeat for the other chicken pieces.
  10. Fill half of the frying pan with cooking oil over medium heat.

  11. Start frying the chicken, about 5 minutes in each side, or until chicken is fully cooked inside.

  12. Lay out a piece of paper towel and put the finished fried chicken on it to get rid of the oil.

  13. Enjoy with lettus salad and a slice of lemon!