How To Make Juicy, Crispy Karaage Every Time (Recipe + Video)

Written by: maribreene | June 29, 2023

Who loves karaage?? Because WE DO!! Karaage is Japanese style fried chicken and it is so juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. This time we made karaage with Marudaizu Shoyu Tatsumi. This specialty soy sauce is naturally brewed in 100 year old cedar wood barrels. We recommend Tatsumi since it is thicker than regular soy sauce and it adds an extra depth of flavor!

Juicy, Crispy Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)


  • 1 lb chicken
  • 2 cup vegetable oil (for frying)


  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 clove grated garlic
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp sake
  • Pinch of black pepper

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • 1 1/2 cup flour 
  • 3/4 cup almond milk 
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • Pinch of salt

Dipping Sauce (2 Ways)

  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1/2 tbsp wasabi


1. In a bowl, whisk seasonings for chicken together.

2. Cut the chicken into bite sizes and soak the chicken in the marinade for at least 1 hour.

 In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.

 Make the batter in different bowl by mixing flour, pinch of salt, vinegar and almond milk.

 Make the dipping sauce mayo and sriracha, then mayo and wasabi.

 Coat the chicken in the dry mix then batter and coat the dry mix once more.

 Pour the vegetable oil in a frying and heat up on medium heat for 5-6 minutes

8. Carefully transfer the fried chicken onto a cooling rack and let them rest for a minute before serving. Enjoy!

Japanese karaage Video

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