Crispy & Juicy Youlinji Chicken Karaage

Crispy & Juicy Youlinji Chicken Karaage

It's a flavor that everyone loves. Crispy with a sweet and sour sauce that you won't be able to get enough of. Also great as a party dish.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chicken thigh
1 thigh
For marinating:
a small amount
1/2 tablespoon
The sauce ingredients:
●Soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 1/2 a tablespoons
1 tablespoon
1/2 tablespoon
1 piece
●Leek (the white part)
about 7 cm
as needed


1. Mince the onion and garlic and put in a bowl together with the sauce ingredients.
2. Remove the yellow fat from the chicken thighs. Cut into bite-sized pieces and marinate for about 10 minutes.
3. Heat the frying oil to 180℃.
4. Add the katakuriko to a plastic bag. Then add Step 2, incorporate lots of air, and shake it!!
5. Once the oil has heated, shake off any excess katakuriko from the chicken, spread the skin out, and drop into the oil (it'll start frying.)
6. Don't touch them yet! Stir the pot once the coating has hardened to incorporate lots of air.
7. Once they've browned, drain the oil on parchment paper, and then let it soak in the sauce.
8. Transfer to a serving plate, top with the sauce, and it's complete.

Story Behind this Recipe

My youlinji chicken recipe has mirin and a lot of vinegar.
It's also got a heavy ginger kick, which is is to my liking.