Tori no Karaage recipe- How to make Chicken Karaage ( Japanese Fried Chicken recipe)


The Karaage is a Japanese-style fried chicken. Unlike the other Japanese dishes, it doesn’t require much ingredients so I think it’s one of the easy-quick dishes you can cook in any country. It’s very delicious not only soon we deep-fry it, but also after it cools down, so we often put it in our Bento box.

The taste is based on soy-sauce and this is a really simple recipe. I love to use chicken thigh but you can also use chicken breast.

For vegetarians or all the Tofu lovers, I will show you how to make Karaage without meat next time!


ingredients (4 servings)

2 Chicken thigh (about 500-600g)

potato starch

vegetable oil

(A) 3 table spoons of soy sauce

(A) 4 table spoons of sake

(A) 2 pieces of ground ginger

(A) 2 pieces of ground garlic

(A) 2 tea spoons of sesami oil



1.  Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

2.  Mix all the (A)s and chicken in a bowl. Leave it in the fridge at least 10 minutes.

( Leave it one night if you have time.)

3.  Drain off a bit of the chicken marinade if it’s too watery, then toss the marinated chicken into the enough potato starch.

4.  Heat the oil to 170-180 degree C. Fry the chicken pieces a few at a time until a deep golden brown.


19 thoughts on “Tori no Karaage recipe- How to make Chicken Karaage ( Japanese Fried Chicken recipe)

  1. Thanks for following my blog!!

    This looks crazy good.Thing is I have an irrational fear of frying anything in oil.
    I should get over that shouldn’t I? Your recipe has inspired me to give it a shot. L.

  2. I will definitely have to try this recipe. I love chicken karaage but whenever I make it, I always burn the pieces. I will try it at the temperature you specified.

    • Thank you for your comment. My hasbund loves Karaaeg too! Actually most of Japanese love. It is similar to fried chicken, so most of foreigners may love too. If you cooked, please try this recipe.

  3. I made this for my family last night, it was a big success, everyone loved it and they are looking forward to me making it again. I combined your recipe with my mother-in-laws, adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to the marinade. Thank you, it was very helpful to read your frying tips. I am looking forward to discovering more recipes for my family.

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