Japanese Fried Chicken

Japanese Fried Chicken, Cucumber Shiso Pickles, Layered Salmon Rice, Green Beans with Toasted Sesame Sauce, Sautéed Carrots and Gobo Image by: Japanese Fried Chicken, Cucumber Shiso Pickles, Layered Salmon Rice, Green Beans with Toasted Sesame Sauce, Sautéed Carrots and Gobo Author: Canadian Living

(Kara-age)
This is a popular staple in Japanese bento lunches. To ensure a crisp coating, toss a few pieces of chicken at a time in the cornstarch then immediately fry. This chicken is just as good at room temperature as it is hot.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2009

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 2 tablespoons grated gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thigh
  • 2/3 cups cornstarch
  • 4 cups vegetable oil for deep frying enough to submerge the food
  • 1/2 lemon sliced

Method

In bowl, whisk together sake, ginger, salt and garlic; set aside.

Cut chicken into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes; add to bowl and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

In separate bowl, toss chicken, a few pieces at a time, in cornstarch.

In large saucepan or wok, heat oil to 350°F (180°C) and 1-inch (2.5 cm) cube of white bread turns golden in 65 seconds. Deep-fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, until golden and juices run clear when chicken is pierced, about 3 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel–lined plate. (Make-ahead: Let cool; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours.) Serve with lemon slices.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 458 mg
  • Protein 22 g
  • Calories 347.0
  • Total fat 19 g
  • Potassium 294 mg
  • Cholesterol 94 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 10.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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