Chicken recipes-Kara Age Chicken Donburi

Kara age is one of the popular food all the time. It can be served as a main dish or great to go with beverages. When I go to Izakaya/Japanese style bistro. I usually order this with beer! This time I used kara age sauce to marinate chicken and also to drizzle on rice. It’s so tasteful, once start eating, you can’t put back on the table!

[ Ingredients ] *tsp=tea spoon tbs=table spoon
~ serves two ~
2 Chicken thighs
3 Okura
Salt & black pepper to taste
3~4 Cornstarch
[Kara Age Marinade]
2 tbs Sake
2 tbs Mirin
1/2 tsp Ginger paste
1 tsp Brown sugar
2 tbs Soy sauce
1 tsp Honey

2 bowls Steam rice

(•̀ㅂ•́)وto see Japanese seasonings explanations please click here!


[ Directions ]

1. Cut chicken into 5~6 pieces, sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste.

2. Combine [ Kara Age Marinade ] in a pot.

3. Heat the sauce until the sugar melts. Shut off the stove, cool off.

4. After cooling the marinade, add about 1 tablespoon of it to the chicken. Mix well, marinate for about 5~10 minutes.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
This sauce will be drizzled on the rice as you decorate. Chicken doesn’t need to be marinated with too much sauce. Besides, too much sauce can blacken the chicken so easily when deep fried!

5. Dredge the chicken with plenty of corn starch.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
Using starch you can make light flaky texture. If you like more crunchiness, you can switch with all purpose flour!

6. Preheat oil to 175℃. Deep fry each piece for about 2~3 minutes. Place them on a rack to drain out excess oil.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
When it start sputtering much louder, it means chicken is releasing the juice. It’s already thoroughly cooked!

7. This time I used okura as a garnish. Trim the calyx, remove the surface hair by rubbing with salt.

8. Cut into half.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~

9. Dredge with cornstarch evenly. Deep fry them for 10~15 seconds, rest them on a rack.

10. Add steamed rice into a bowl. Drizzle the sauce over the rice and place the chicken and okura. Drizzle more sauce if needed.

You can also pack into a bento box~!(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و



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