Fried Japanese Garlic Chicken Wings – Tebasaki Age

Have I ever mentioned that our family loves Japanese fried chicken wings, also known as tebasaki age in Japanese!

We frequent a restaurant that specializes in Tebasaki chicken wings and you would be surprised how many wings my family can eat in one sitting.

Keto Low Carb Fried Japanese Garlic Chicken Wings - Tebasaki Age

These wings just have such a unique taste and crunch to them unlike any other wings I have ever had.

The other day, we had a craving for Tebasaki chicken wings and instead of going out to our regular spot, I thought we could try making them at home.

We did some research on the web and decided to use the traditional base Japanese tebasaki age recipe from JOC and added some different elements to it that we thought would take it to the next level.

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What came out was this awesome Fried Japanese Garlic Chicken Wings – Tebasaki Age recipe!

Our tasting panel (kids) liked it so much that they requested we make it again, so I guess there will be more frying to do in the near future!

These wings start with a crispy bite of sweet umami soy flavor accompanied with textures from crisped garlic and a touch of heat on the finish, NOM NOM!

For this recipe, the special ingredients you will need are Soy Sauce, Swerve/Monkfruit, Japanese Cooking Sake and optional Togarashi (can replace with cayenne pepper).  Everything you will need can be purchased on Amazon (aside from Japanese Sake) or a local Asian supermarket.

Now, let’s get started!

Prepping Time 15M

Cook Time 20M

Total Time 35M

Net Carb/Serv ~1g

Servings 2 (10 wings per serving)

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 lbs Chicken Wings (around 18-20 pieces)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Cups Neutral Oil for Frying ( no taste)

Sauce

  • 2 Garlic Clove
  • 1/2 Inch of Sliced Ginger
  • 1/2 Cup Japanese Sake
  • 1/4 Cup Swerve/Monkfruit
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Topping (optional)

  • 5 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Oil (no taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Togarashi (optional topping and can replace with cayenne pepper)
  • 2 Stalks Green Onions

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Finely mince 2 cloves of garlic and set into a stove top pot.

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3) Slice ginger and add to the stove top pot.

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4) Combine the rest of the sauce ingredients into the stove top potSwerve/Monkfruit, salt, Japanese sake, and Soy Sauce.  Bring to boil on medium heat and once boiling, reduce to and keep on simmer.

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5) Place chicken onto a sanitary surface and sprinkle with salt and black pepper on both sides.  Set aside.

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6) Add enough oil to cover about 1/2 inch of pan of choice (we use a cast iron with good results).  Heat oil up to 375F (if you don’t have a thermometer, just wait until the oil starts to lightly smoke).

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7) In the meantime, finely mince the optional remaining garlic cloves and add into a small fry pan.  Add 1 tbsp of neutral oil and place on medium heat.  Continue to cook until the garlic is fried and turns light brown (around 1-2 minutes).  Once done, transfer to a holding bowl, sprinkle in togarashi, mix well and set aside.

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8)  Finely chop green onions and set aside.

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9) Once the oil is ready, set heat to medium and carefully add 1/2 of the chicken batch inside (around 10 pieces).  Cook for 3 minutes and then rotate and cook the other side for another 3 minutes.  Note – if you can comfortably fit all the chicken in one go, do so by all means.

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10) Transfer to a cooling rack for 1 minute.  If you don’t have a cooling rack, place on a plate with a paper towel to soak up oil. After 1 minute, place the cooked wings back into the oil and cook for an additional 1 minute per side and transfer to holding plate. This process is called ‘refrying’ or ‘double-frying’, which is the trick to get something super crunchy. Repeat the frying process with the 2nd batch.

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11) Once all the batches are cooked, take a piece of wing, dip it into the sauce and place onto a serving plate.  After dipping all the wings, top with optional fried spicy garlic and green onion, enjoy immediately.

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The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Fried Japanese Garlic Chicken Wings - Tebasaki Age. Enjoy this delicious fusion at only ~1g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 4 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese deep fried chicken wings, Japanese garlic fried wings, keto fried chicken wings, keto Japanese fried chicken wings, low carb fried chicken wings, low carb Japanese fried chicken wings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
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Calories: 614kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 lbs Chicken Wings (around 18-20 pieces)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Cups Neutral Oil for Frying (no taste)

Sauce

  • 2 Clove Garlic
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • 1/2 Cup Japanese Sake
  • 1/4 Cup Swerve/Monkfruit
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Topping - Optional

  • 5 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Oil (no taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Togarashi
  • 2 Stalks Green Onions

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • Finely mince 2 cloves of garlic and set into a stove top pot.
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  • Slice ginger and add to the stove top pot.
    Fried Japanese Garlic Chicken Wings - Tebasaki Age Recipe (21)
  • Combine the rest of the sauce ingredients into the stove top pot - Japanese sake, Swerve/Monkfruit and salt. Bring to boil on medium heat and once boiling, reduce to and keep on simmer.
    Fried Japanese Garlic Chicken Wings - Tebasaki Age Recipe (23)
  • Place chicken onto a sanitary surface and sprinkle with salt and black pepper on both sides. Set aside.
    Fried Japanese Garlic Chicken Wings - Tebasaki Age Recipe (11)
  • Add enough oil to cover about 1/2 inch of pan of choice (we use a cast iron with good results). Heat oil up to 375F (if you don't have a thermometer, just wait until the oil starts to lightly smoke).
    Keto Fried Japanese Garlic Chicken Wings Tebasaki Age Recipe (54)
  • In the meantime, finely mince the optional remaining garlic cloves and add into a small fry pan. Add 1 tbsp of neutral oil and place on medium heat. Continue to cook until the garlic is fried and turns light brown (around 1-2 minutes). Once done, transfer to a holding bowl, sprinkle in togarashi, mix well and set aside.
    Keto Fried Japanese Garlic Chicken Wings Tebasaki Age Recipe (46)
  • Finely chop green onions and set aside.
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  • Once the oil is ready, set heat to medium and carefully add 1/2 of the chicken batch inside (around 10 pieces).  Cook for 3 minutes and then rotate and cook the other side for another 3 minutes.  Note - if you can comfortably fit all the chicken in one go, do so by all means.
    Keto Fried Japanese Garlic Chicken Wings Tebasaki Age Recipe (47)
  • Transfer to a cooling rack for 1 minute. If you do not have a cooling rack, place on a plate with a paper towel to soak up oil. After 1 minute, place the cooked wings back into the oil and cook for an additional 1 minute per side and transfer to holding plate. This process is called ‘refrying’ or ‘double-frying’, which is the trick to get something super crunchy. Repeat the frying process with the 2nd batch.
    Fried Japanese Garlic Chicken Wings - Tebasaki Age Recipe (24)
  • Once all the batches are cooked, take a piece of wing, dip it into the sauce and place onto a serving plate. After dipping all the wings, top with optional fried spicy garlic and green onion, enjoy immediately.
    Fried Japanese Garlic Chicken Wings - Tebasaki Age Recipe (25)

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Nutrition

Calories: 614kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 2248mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 628IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg

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