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Japanese Fried Chicken- Karaage

Japanese Fried Chicken with two ingredient marinade

An easy two-ingredient marinade makes this Japanese fried chicken accessible to anyone!
Servings 3
Calories 271kcal



Marinate Chicken

  • Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces.
    1 lb chicken breast or thighs
  • Combine soy sauce and grated ginger in a baggie and add chicken.
    Seal bag and massage the chicken.
    3 T soy sauce, 1 inch grated ginger
  • Let marinate for about 20 minutes.

Prep Fryer

  • Heat oil to 350° F
    oil for deep frying

Coat Chicken

  • Combine potato starch and flour in a bowl.
    1/4 cup potato starch, 1/4 cup flour
  • Add a few tablespoons of the mixture to a bag and add 5-6 pieces of chicken (these small batches keeps from overcrowding and lowering the temperature of the oil too much).
  • Shake bag up to coat the pieces.


  • Shake off excess powder and place in frying pan.
  • Stir the chicken pieces around periodically while frying.
  • When golden brown, remove from oil and place on paper towel lined plate.



Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1189mg | Potassium: 752mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg