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Japanese Fried Chicken with two ingredient marinade

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


  • 1 lb chicken breast or thighs
  • 3 T soy sauce
  • 1 inch grated fresh ginger or more if you like ginger
  • 1/4 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • oil for deep frying


  1. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces. Combine soy sauce and grated ginger in a baggie and add chicken. Seal bag and massage the chicken. Let marinate for about 20 minutes.
  2. Heat oil to 350 degrees f. Combine potato starch and flour in a bowl. 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 fry until golden brown. Make sure to stir the chicken pieces around periodically while frying.
  3. When golden brown, remove from oil and place on paper towel lined plate.