Rating: 4.5 stars
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This is a simple yet delicious Japanese-style fried chicken flavored with ginger, garlic and sake and soy sauce. Serve as an appetizer or with rice and veggies to make a yummy meal. It even tastes good cold; my mom used to make this to take with us on picnics.

Recipe Summary

cook:
2 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
47 mins
prep:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine soy sauce, sake, and ginger in a large bowl. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate in the refrigerator, about 30 minutes.

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place cornstarch in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag and toss until chicken is coated with cornstarch.

  • Fry chicken in batches until juices run clear and it is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels or on a wire rack.

Cook's Note:

Make sure you use regular rice wine (sake), not sweet rice wine (mirin) or rice vinegar.

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

495 calories; protein 28.9g; carbohydrates 33.1g; fat 26.1g; cholesterol 96.9mg; sodium 766.7mg. Full Nutrition
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