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Juicy Karaage Fried Chicken with Cheap Chicken Breasts

Juicy Karaage Fried Chicken with Cheap Chicken Breasts

This chicken is so soft that you wouldn't even think it's made from chicken breast!
If there are any leftovers, freeze and pack in your bento.

Ingredients

Chicken Breasts:
Chicken breasts
2 (about 600 g)
Sake
1 tablespoon
Sugar
1 teaspoon
Salt
1/4 teaspoon
Frying oil
as needed
Coating
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*Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
*Honey
1/2 tablespoon
*Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
*Grated garlic
to taste
*Ginger juice (or grated ginger)
1 teaspoon
* Shichimi spice
as needed
Egg (※ You can also make it without using egg --> Refer to Step 5)
1/2 (25g)
Katakuriko
80g (8 tablespoons)
When Using 3 Chicken Breasts
Chicken breasts
3 (900 g - 1 kg)
Sake
1 1/2 tablespoons
Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons
Salt
1/2 teaspoon
Frying oil
as needed
(Coating)
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*Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
*Honey
1 tablespoon
*Sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoons
*Grated garlic
to taste
*Squeezed ginger juice (or grated ginger)
1 1/2 teaspoons
* Shichimi spice
as needed
Egg
1
Katakuriko
150g (15 tablespoons)

Steps

1. Cut the chicken breasts into pieces and put into a bowl. Add the sake, sugar, and salt, and mix together. (Prepare the salted chicken marinade to make the chicken tender).
2. Add the * coating ingredients into the bowl from Step 1 and mix well. Set aside. (At this point, if you let sit for long time, the sauce will soak into the center and help the flavors settle.)
3. If not using eggs: Rub in the * ingredients, let them soak in for a while and then add 8 tablespoons of katakuriko to the chicken and use chopsticks to mix.
4. Adjust the amount of katakuriko based on the size of the egg. Make it so that the batter for the coating has an appropriate texture.
5. If not using egg: Rub in the * ingredients, let them soak in for a while and then add 8 tablespoons of katakuriko to the chicken and use chopsticks to mix.
6. Deep-fry the chicken from Step 3 or Step 5 in oil over medium heat. (※ If you use high heat, the coating will burn).
7. Without the egg (adding egg to the batter results in juicier karaage).

Story Behind this Recipe

I rearranged my usual recipe "Savory Chicken Breasts with Salt Marinade" (Recipe ID: 1450376) that uses 2 breasts and made it using 3.