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Japanese-Style Deep Fried Chicken Recipe

Japanese-Style Deep Fried Chicken

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"If you like the taste of Japanese dishes, you will love it. Very crispy, and my friends like it too. You can buy joshinko (rice flour), katakuriko (potato starch), and sesame oil at asian market. If you live in large city, you may find them at American grocery store. Joshinko and katakuriko taste nothing different from regular flour, but they really help to make crispy fried chicken. Do not use sweet soy sauce or too salty soy sauce."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. In a large bowl, mix together eggs, salt, pepper, sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, and bouillon. Add chicken pieces, and stir to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove bowl from refrigerator, add potato starch and rice flour to meat, and mix well.
  3. In a large skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Place chicken in hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Cook meat in batches to maintain oil temperature. Drain briefly on paper towels. Serve hot.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

This is an excellent recipe and it really does taste like chicken that you would find in an Asian restaurant. I couldn't find regular potato starch but I did find potato pancake mix and it worked beautifully. This is the only way I'll make fried chicken from now on. Thanks Amy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 26, 2007

I didn't like this at all. I thought the chicken was dry and didn't have as much flavor as I wanted. But, I made this dish for a get together and my friends loved it. I was disappointed though, so I don't plan on making it again.

Dec 20, 2004

This chicken is absolutely excellent! A thin, crispy, tasty batter covering tender morsels of chicken. I served this chicken with basmati rice and steamed carrots. I check the local supermarked for rice flour and potato starch and found they had rice flour but no potato starch. Then I came across a gluten free all-purpose mix in the same store. The mix listed rice flour, tapioco starch and potato starch as the first three ingredients and thus I decided to give it a try. It worked perfectly. Definitely give this recipe a try. You won't regret it.

Jan 25, 2004

Excellent! Japanese chicken just like in the restaurants. I made mine with wings and my 3-year-old son loved it so much he ate 7 pieces.

Apr 12, 2010

This was delicious and very easy to make.....the whole family enjoyed it, even Little Miss Picky. If you don't have a deep-fry thermometer, put a wooden utensil into the oil and touch the bottom of the pot. If bubbles rise from there, the oil is hot enough. If A LOT of bubbles rise, it's too hot, turn it down a little! I put paper towels in a pasta plate and kept it in the oven at 170 till all of the chicken was fried. Even the chicken I cooked first was still in good shape when it came time to eat!

May 02, 2004

Wonderful flavor! Instead of potato starch, I used instant potato flakes, and also used regular flour instead of rice flour. I even omitted the chicken granules. Still turned out excellent. Will be making this often.

Sep 30, 2005

This chicken has a really good flavor. I used regular flour and corn starch. It was really yummy and quick to make.

Dec 30, 2005

This is an easy to prepare/cook dish that tastes great. I cooked the 8 serve for 2 of us (fairly large eaters who had not had lunch) and use cornflour(corn starch) instead of potato starch but I did use the rice flour and it turned out perfect. Next time I will be serving it as sticky rice with the chicken on top and a small bowl of some sort of honey sauce to the side. A small garnish of coriander on the rice and chicken would not go astray either. But it was great.


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  • Calories
  • 256 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 20.9 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 327 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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