Mochiko Chicken


This mochiko chicken dish is marinated for 24 hours, then deep-fried. Add any spices you like!

close up view of Mochiko Chicken on a cooling rack
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 35 mins


  • 5 large eggs

  • 1 cup white rice flour

  • 1 cup soy sauce

  • 1 cup chopped green onions

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • cup cornstarch

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ tablespoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips

  • 4 cups oil for frying, or as needed


  1. Mix together eggs, rice flour, soy sauce, green onions, sugar, cornstarch, garlic, salt, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl until well combined. Add chicken; stir to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

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

  3. Working in batches, cook battered chicken in hot oil until golden brown and crisp all over. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of chicken should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Drain fried chicken on a paper towel-lined plate.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

709 Calories
21g Fat
43g Carbs
84g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 709
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 321mg 107%
Sodium 3821mg 166%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 84g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 1028mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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