Our Deep Fried Chicken Zangi

Our Deep Fried Chicken Zangi

In Hokkaido, deep fried chicken is called "zangi". Try your own style of zangi with a soy sauce and ginger base.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Chicken thighs
400 g
Cooking sake
2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Sugar (white sugar)
1/2 tablespoon
Ginger (grated)
10 g
Garlic (grated)
5 g
2 tablespoons
Katakuriko and flour (1:1 ratio)
as needed
Frying oil
as needed
The photo shows double the amount.


1. Put all of the ingredients except for the chicken in a plastic bag to make the marinade.
2. Chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces, then add to the marinade. Let it sit for at least 20 minutes. I marinated mine in the morning and cooked it at night.
3. In a separate plastic bag, combine katakuriko and flour at a ratio of 1:1. Coat the chicken in this katakuriko mixture.
4. At first, the sound of deep frying should be soft.
5. When it's ready, the chicken should be sizzling.
6. Now, you have juicy, deep fried chicken! Please give it a try.

Story Behind this Recipe

I learned about the ratio of katakuriko to flour on TV, and love it! The chicken turns out super crisp.