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Recipe : Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken), Sesame Salad With Broccoli, Onigiri (Rice Balls)

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In this recipe video, I will introduce my BEST Japanese fried chicken recipe for Bento box. Please check the secret to make Karaage CRISPY outside and JUICY inside! In addition, I’ll also make Sesame salad with broccoli and Onigiri (rice balls). Please enjoy my-style Bento Box presentation method for adult and kids!

Ingredients (4 servings):

Karaage:
1 (250g) Chicken thigh
1 Tbsp Soy sauce
1/2 Tbsp Sake
2 tsp Garlic *grated
1 tsp Ginger *grated
1 pinch Salt
3 Tbsp Potato starch
Canola oil, as needed

Sesame salad with broccoli:
100g Broccoli
1 Tbsp White sesame
1 Tbsp Soy sauce
1 Tbsp Sugar

Onigiri:
200g Japanese rice *steamed
3 kinds Furikake
Nori seaweed, as needed

Directions:

Karaage:
1. Put soy sauce, sake, ginger paste and garlic paste in a bowl to make marinade sauce. Lightly stir.
2. Cut the chicken into 6 pieces. *Don’t separate meat and skin.
3. Put the marinade sauce over the chicken chunks. Then, marinade for 15 – 20 minutes.
4. Wipe off the excess liquid from each chicken chunks.
5. Put the potato starch over the chicken and dust off the excess powder. Then, wrap with skin side outside.
6. Pour the oil in a pot and heat the oil to between 170 to 180 degrees.
7. Put the chicken in a pot with skin side down and fry for 2 minutes with medium heat. *Don’t touch them.
8. Turn over and fry another 1 minute. Then, turn to high heat and fry extra 1 minute.
9. Take out the chickens and drip off the excess oil with skin side up.

Sesame salad with broccoli:
1. Cut the broccoli bite-size pieces. Steam them until a bit crunchy.  *Microwave for 2 minutes.
2. Prepare the Japanese mortar and pestle. Then, grind the roasted white sesame until powder.
3. Put the soy sauce, sugar and salt. Then, add broccoli and gently mix all of them.

Onigiri:
1. Prepare the steamed Japanese rice.
2. Make onigiri rice balls.
3. Put Furikake all over the onigiri. Put nori seaweed over the onigiri.

YUCa’s Tips:

1. Buy the chicken thigh, boneless and skin on!
2. Cut the one chicken thigh into 4 to 5 chunks.
3. Wipe off the excess juice/liquid from the chicken.
4. 2 minutes medium heat + Flip + 1 min medium heat + 1 min high heat.

Memo :
1. Are you looking for Japanese kitchenwares and cooking tools etc? Visit YJC store on Amazon!
2. Would you like to cook many more recipes? Download Free recipe app from here! “Recipe by YJC

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