This is one of my favorite dishes. The sake and mayo marinade makes chicken tender and juicy. It is great with steamed white rice and some simple salt and pepper sautéed asparagus with garlic. I sometimes use chicken tender strips to save time. You can also use shrimp instead of chicken. I understand that many of you don't have sake, but if you use white wine instead, the chicken will not the taste the same.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put chicken pieces in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.

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  • Stir sake and 2 tablespoons mayonnaise together in a separate bowl until smooth; add chicken and mix to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 15 minutes.

  • Whisk remaining 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, ketchup, honey, soy sauce, and lemon juice together in a bowl. Stir cornstarch and flour together in a separate shallow bowl. Beat egg in a third bowl.

  • Pour enough oil into a large skillet to be about 1/4 inch deep; heat over medium-high heat.

  • Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade.

  • Coat chicken in the cornstarch mixture; dip chicken pieces into the beaten egg and gently drop into the hot oil.

  • Fry chicken, turning regularly, until golden brown and no longer pink in the center, 7 to 10 minutes; transfer to a large bowl.

  • Drizzle mayonnaise sauce over fried chicken and quickly mix to coat.

Editor's Notes:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

628 calories; protein 30.1g 60% DV; carbohydrates 22.5g 7% DV; fat 44.6g 69% DV; cholesterol 175.3mg 58% DV; sodium 633.1mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2015
This recipe is delicious. The chicken has a slight crunch and the sauce glazes all of it perfectly. This is a hit. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/24/2016
A little spice would have helped Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2015
This recipe is delicious. The chicken has a slight crunch and the sauce glazes all of it perfectly. This is a hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2015
OMG! I decided to become a member so I can keep this recipe. I loved the soy-mayo combination and it was easy to make. I didn't use much oil but just to cover the pan and it was fine. The meat was crispy and tender. Thank you for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2018
Well I made this last night for the first time and I have to say it was bloody delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2019
Success! My 2 toddlers devoured this despite me messing up the recipe a couple times. I didn't have Sake so I used rice win vinegar. I also misread and actually simmered the sauce that you're supposee to toss the chicken in at the end. Simmering brought out some of the sweetness though and made for maybe an even better final product maybe? Would give 5 stars but it was a few too many steps for this frazzled mama. Other than that absolutely delish. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2016
Very nice. A little to much ketchup. Used white wine instead of sake. Maybe a better name for this chicken would be sweet chicken... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2015
This is a keeper! As usual I didn't have all the ingredients and had to improvise. I used red wine vinegar in place of Saki. And I was short on mayo by a couple of tablespoons. I had some sesame ginger salad dressing that I used to make up the difference. It all worked! Every dish was clean. Will make again with all the ingredients from recipe and see if anyone notices. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/24/2016
A little spice would have helped Read More
Rating: 2 stars
06/01/2015
I did not care for this recipe Read More