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Japanese Fried Chicken (Tori Karaage)

Aug 5, 2021 | Fries

How to Cook Japanese Fried Chicken, Tori Karaage?

fantasticCrispy on the outside and juicy on the inside!

The key to making delicious fried chicken is thoroughly explained in each step of the process: seasoning, battering, and deep-frying.

This is a recipe by our professional Japanese chef who knows all about fried chicken. The taste of freshly fried karaage made at home is fantastic! It is great as a side dish with rice or as a snack with beer! 

How to make Japanese fried Chicken professionally?  Let’s make it!

Japanese Fried Chicken

Japanese Fried Chicken (Tori Karaage)

How to cook delicious Japanese fried chicken?
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Fried Chicken, Karaage
Servings: 2
Calories: 422kcal
Author: Ako Uekusa
Cost: $5





  • 16 oz Canola Oil


Marinate Chicken

  • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
    Cut Chicken
  • Place the cut chicken thighs in a plastic bag such as a ziploc.
  • To season the cut chicken, put all the chicken base ingredients into the bag.
    Sauce and Chicken
  • Put the mayonnaise into the plastic bag.
  • Leave all of the ingredients for 30 minutes in the plastic bag.
    marinate chicken

Mix Batter

  • Mix potato starch and flour in a bowl.

Fry Chicken First Time

  • Put the cut chicken into the mixed batter
  • Heat canola oil to 340 F degrees with a pan
    Oil Temperature 340
  • Put the cut chicken in the oil, and fry it for 4 minutes.
  • Lift the chicken from the oil.
    Lift chicken first time
  • Leave the chicken for more than 3 minutes.
    Leave for 3 min

Fry Chicken Second Time

  • Heat the oil to 380 F degrees.
  • Fry the first fried chicken for 1 minutes.
    Frying chicken at 380 F
  • Lift the second fried chicken.
  • Ready to eat now!
    Fried Chicken


For your future meal, you can freeze the first fried chicken in a freezer. When eating, defrost the frozen chicken with a microwave and fry it for 1 min. 


Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 1258mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Hiroyuki Kawashima, a Japanese chef. He has experienced his restaurant businesses for 20 years and run Ramen Bar Ichi in Houston, TX, and Hero’s Ramen x Sushi , in San Antonio, TX.

1 Comment

  1. I like chicken and this recipe is perfect! I tried to cook it and it was so delicious!!5 stars

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