Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and put into a plastic bag along with the grated garlic, salt and pepper, and basil. Rub the bag to season the chicken. Add the cake flour and katakuriko to the bag, and coat evenly.
Put a generous amount of vegetable oil into a frying pan and add a little sesame oil if available. Fry the chicken pieces until the coating is crispy. In the meantime, combine the honey and lemon juice with a little salt and pepper in a bowl, and adjust the seasoning and the amount of honey or lemon to your taste.
Once the chicken is crispy and cooked, take it out of the pan and quickly mix with the honey-lemon sauce while hot, and it's done!
Cookpad user "Sunagoromo" added lemon peel to the sauce.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to make a refreshing chicken dish using bottled lemon juice.
Please adjust the amount of honey or lemon in the honey-lemon sauce depending on how sweet or sour you like it. I saw on TV that adding a bit of sesame oil to the frying oil makes the fried food crispier, so give it a try. Add enough oil to the frying pan to cover the bottom, and add about 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to that. Make sure to fry the chicken fritters until they are crispy. Don't omit the garlic or basil, otherwise it will lack in flavor.