Japanese Style Deep-Fried Chicken

Tori-no-Karaage or torikara as it’s also known, is one of the most popular snack dishes at an Izakaya (Japanese pub). It also makes a great addition to buffets or picnics.


Serves: 4

  • 500g chicken thighs (boneless)
  • some cornflour
  • some vegetable oil


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tps sugar
  • 1 tsp sake (optional)
  • pinch of salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp grated garlic
  • 1 tsp grated ginger


  1. Cut each chicken thigh into 5-6 pieces.
  2. Marinate the chicken in A for at least 10 minutes, then drain and coat each piece in cornflour.
  3. Deep-fry the chicken until golden brown, drain on kitchen paper and serve.