Non-Fried Healthy Chicken Karaage

Non-Fried Healthy Chicken Karaage

Even without oil, you can make chicken karaage (fried chicken) that tastes and looks just as if it was deep fried. It's healthy, so I recommend it for people on a diet!

Ingredients: 4 servings

Chicken thigh meat
600 g
○ Ginger (or grated)
1 piece
○ Garlic (or grated)
2 cloves
○ Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
○ Sake
2 tablespoons
Flour (cake flour)
5 tablespoons
5 tablespoons


1. Put the ○ ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
2. Cut the chicken thighs and add to the combined ingredients from Step 1. Rub gently with your hands and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.
3. Put the flour and katakuriko into a bag and mix together. Add the marinated chicken a few pieces at a time, close the bag and mix to coat.
4. Coat each piece evenly with the flour as shown. Shake off any excess.
5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Line the chicken and don't crowd it.
6. Preheat the oven to 250°C, and bake the chicken for 10-15 minutes. It's done when it's a nice golden brown.
7. Transfer to serving plates with lemon wedges. Enjoy it while piping hot.

Story Behind this Recipe

I didn't want to deep fry anything, but I still wanted to eat chicken karaage, so I thought of this method. The result was much more karaage-like than I assumed. Plus it's healthy, so I recommend it!