Salt-Flavored Chicken Karaage

Salt-Flavored Chicken Karaage

This authentic chicken karaage is flavored with salt, and is delicious even when cold. You can adjust or even omit the garlic to your taste.

Ingredients: 1 chicken thigh's worth

Chicken thigh
1 (large)
Salt (I used Mongolian rock salt)
1/2 teaspoon
Grated garlic
1 clove (or to taste)
The juice from grated ginger
1 teaspoon
Clear sake
1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons


1. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces, combine with the salt, grated garlic, ginger juice and sake and massage well. Leave to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
2. Add the katakuriko to Step 1.
3. Deep fry in 170 °C oil until golden brown and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I learned this from my older brother. He says this recipe went through many stages before finally reaching its current format.
I think he taught me a version that used egg some time ago....
When he taught me this recipe I was really impressed at how delicious it was! It's delicious when cold, so let's use it for bentos!