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Japanese Fried Chicken - Karaage

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Japanese Fried Chicken - Karaage. Enjoy the taste traditional Japanese Fried Chicken (Karaage) at only ~1g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Japanese fried chicken, keto Asian fried chicken, low carb Asian fried chicken, low carb karaage, pork rind asian fried chicken, pork rind chicken nuggets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marination Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 453kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lbs Chicken Thigh Boneless , about 3-4 small thighs
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Japanese Sake can substitute with Dry Sherry
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tsp Swerve/Monkfruit
  • 4 Cloves Garlic add up to 6 garlic cloves if you like garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Togarashi optional
  • 3 oz Unflavored Pork Rinds 1/3 Cup if using Pork Panko
  • 1 Wedge Lemon optional

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • Grate garlic and ginger with a grater and add into a small mixing bowl.
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  • Combine Soy Sauce, Swerve/Monkfruit, Japanese sake, Sesame Oil, optional Togarashi into a small mixing bowl and mix well.
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  • Cut chicken into small bite-size pieces, about 1/2 x 1/2 inch and place into a ziplock bag (or a mixing bowl).
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  • Pour sauce into the ziplock bag and marinate for 1 hour minimum (up to 2 hours) in the refrigerator.
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  • Pour Unflavored Pork Rinds into a food processor and pulse until ground into very fine crumbs. You can also use your hands to crush the pork rinds if you don’t have a food processor. Note – Skip this step if you are using Pork Panko.
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  • Once 1 hour has passed, remove chicken from marinade and coat each piece of chicken with pork rinds. Place onto a holding plate.
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  • Add enough oil to cover about 1/2 inch (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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  • Once the oil is ready, carefully place chicken inside without overcrowding (cook 2 batches if needed). Cook until crust is lightly browned on all sides, about 2 – 2.5 minutes. You may have to rotate/flip chicken depending on how much oil you used.
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  • Transfer to an oven rack. If you do not have a drying rack, place use a plate with a paper towel to soak up oil.
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  • The next step is to refry, so place the chicken back into the oil and refry until the chicken turns to a darker shade of brown, about 1 minute. Afterwards, place back onto the oven rack and let it rest again. Note – refrying gets the chicken extra crispy.
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  • Once all residual oil drips off, transfer to a serving plate with an optional wedge of lemon.
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Nutrition

Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 1147mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg