Spicy Tatsuta-age Fried Chicken with Black Pepper

Spicy Tatsuta-age Fried Chicken with Black Pepper

I was in the mood for tatsuta-age rather than karaage today. Just making it the usual way is boring so I added plenty of black pepper to the coating to make it spicy. The crispy coating is so good!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chicken thigh meat
250-300 g
to taste
to taste
For the marinade:
● Cooking sake
3 tablespoons
●Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
● Grated ginger (in a tube)
to taste
For the coating:
3 to 4 tablespoons
Black pepper
to taste (a generous amount)


1. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and season with salt and pepper. Combine the marinade ingredients (cooking sake, soy sauce, ginger) and put into a plastic bag with the chicken. Massage over the bag to let the flavors penetrate the chicken.
2. Add plenty of black pepper to the katakuriko. Discard the marinade from bag the chicken is in, add the mixed katakuriko and pepper, and massage into the chicken very well.
3. Deep fry in oil. Start by frying at a low temperature for 5 to 7 minutes to cook the chicken through. Finish by frying at over medium heat for 2 minutes to crisp up the coating. Done!

Story Behind this Recipe

My husband and I both love black pepper so we added a lot to make it spicy.