This particular recipe is a result of the merging of two culinary traditions: Tokyo-style karaage and Chinese-style spicy garlic chicken. This fusion has resulted in a dish that’s not just unique but also bursting with flavor!
– 2LB chicken tenders
– ¼ cup soy sauce
– 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
– 2 tablespoons garlic chili sauce
– 2 tablespoons SE Asian sesame oil
– 1 egg, beaten
– 1½ tablespoon grated fresh ginger
– ¼ cup all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon salt
– ¼ cup canola or vegetable oil
1. In a medium bowl, mix together the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic chili sauce, sesame oil, egg, and ginger. Add the chicken to the bowl, and coat with the marinade. Cover the bowl, and let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
2. In a shallow dish, combine the flour and salt. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
3. Working in batches, remove the chicken pieces from the marinade, and coat evenly with the flour mixture.
4. Place the chicken in the hot oil, and fry for 5 to 6 minutes, until golden brown. Flip the chicken over, and fry for an additional 5 minutes, or until cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a paper-towel-lined plate to absorb any excess oil.
5. Serve the chicken karaage hot with a side of steamed vegetables, sticky rice, or white rice.
The result? A delightfully textured, sweet, and spicy dish that’s sure to be a hit in any kitchen. Whether you’re a fan of classic Japanese dishes or Chinese-influenced flavors, this spicy chicken karaage is certain to become a favorite.
As far as recipes go, this one is easy-to-follow, letting novice cooks take pleasure in transforming simple ingredients into a delicious dish. It’s the perfect combination of complexity and simplicity, blending the best of both worlds in one bite.
Experience a burst of flavor and texture like no other with this delicious recipe. Spicy chicken karaage: a beloved classic with a zesty twist.