You hear a lot about Korean Fried Chicken nowadays…but my favorite fried treat from overseas is Kaarage – Japanese Fried Chicken. It’s SO good in fact that I’ve enjoyed it in numerous forms— and it always satisfies. I’ve had it all over Tokyo, and every SoCal Japanese restaurant and even love the refrigerated version from Mitsuwa (my local Japanese market). There’s so many different versions of karaage and every shop, izakaya or household has their own special marinade and coating. Potato starch will create a light and crispy coating, you can also use half potato starch, half all purpose flour for a crunchier coating.
I’ve spent years sampling the best of kaarage , and finally cracked the code to make the ultimate version at home. It’s a meal my entire family begs for—including my five year old who dunks each piece in Kewpie Mayo until it’s covered! A great way to feed your loved ones and hear no complaints. EVER.
Without further ado I give you my favorite Chicken Kaarage recipe. Serve this with Japanese Potato Salad for the perfect meal.