Super Delicious and Simple Drumstick Karaage

Super Delicious and Simple Drumstick Karaage

I came up with a flavor that's gotten the most heartfelt cries of "delicious!" to date!


Chicken drumsticks (mini-drumsticks)
about 15
★Soy sauce (for the marinade)
1.5 tablespoons
★Sake (for the marinade)
2 tablespoons
★Sesame oil (for the marinade)
1 teaspoons
★Chicken soup stock (granulated, for the marinade)
1 teaspoon
★Oyster sauce (optional, for the marinade)
1 teaspoon
★Garlic (tube-type, for the marinade)
1 teaspoon
★Ginger (grated, for the marinade)
2 teaspoon
Frying oil
as needed
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons


1. I scored some drumsticks on sale! Insert cuts under the skin to help the flavor soak in and to allow the meat to cook evenly.
2. Mix together the ★ marinade, place in a plastic bag with the chicken, and massage from the outside of the bag. I let it marinate for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
3. Before frying, add the flour and katakuriko directly to the plastic bag, then coat the chicken. Use chopsticks to transfer to the oil and fry for about 2 minutes, enough for it to bubble.
4. I fried them twice! Fry them once through, then increase the temperature of the hot oil and fry them again.
5. I always fry twice. Give it a try!

Story Behind this Recipe

Up until now, I've always followed a recipe for these. I decided to make them simply and took note of the amounts as I made it. If it wasn't delicious I was going to cut back on the ingredients, but...they surprisingly turned out really good.