Youlinji - Chinese Deep-fried Chicken for Bento

Youlinji - Chinese Deep-fried Chicken for Bento

This crisply deep-fried Youlinji dish is a favorite in our household. When putting into a bento, serve the Japanese leek sauce on the side.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Chicken breast or thigh
1 slice
1 1/2 teaspoons
★Soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons
★Grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon
★Grated garlic
1/2 teaspoon
Japanese leek sauce
Recipe ID: 1734825
as needed
Cake flour
as needed
Oil for deep frying
as needed


1. Spread out the chicken and butterfly open the thick sections. Use a fork to poke holes into it and let marinade in the ★ ingredients for 20 minutes.
2. Put the katakuriko and flour (8:2 ratio) into a plastic bag. Add the chicken from Step 1 and coat with the powder. Shake off any excess.
3. Deep-fry in 170℃ oil with the skin side down until the surfaces have become crisp and golden brown. At the end, turn the heat up to high to make them extra crispy.
4. They'll be hot, so let them cool a little before slicing.
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Story Behind this Recipe

This is a standard recipe in our home.