Air Fryer Chicken Karaage

Air Fryer Chicken Karaage

A delicious Japanese meal called Air Fryer Chicken Karaage consists of bite-sized chunks of marinated chicken that are crispy and soft.


  1. One pound of boneless chicken thighs, sliced into small pieces
  2. Two tsp soy sauce
  3. Three chopped garlic cloves, one inch piece of grated ginger
  4. One tablespoon of dry white wine, sake, or Japanese rice wine
  5. Half a teaspoon of salt
  6. 1/4 tsp black pepper
  7. half a cup cornstarch or potato starch
  8. Simple Karaage Sauce
  9. Two tsp soy sauce
  10. One tablespoon of Japanese rice wine, or sake
  11. One tablespoon of sweet rice wine and mirin
  12. One tsp sugar
  13. half a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
  14. half a teaspoon of finely chopped garlic
  15. one-half tsp sesame oil
  16. one-half tsp rice vinegar
  17. Optional: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for some spiciness.


  • Get the chicken ready by: Bite-sized chunks of boneless chicken, usually the thigh or breast meat, should be marinated in a tasty concoction of soy sauce, sake, ginger, garlic, and black pepper. To bring out the flavors, let it marinade for at least thirty minutes.
  • Coat the chicken: After marinating, use a mixture of cornstarch and potato starch to coat the chicken pieces. When air-fried, this coating will give the food a crunchy quality.
  • Heat the air fryer: Give your air fryer three to five minutes to reach 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190°C).
  • When using an air fryer, set the cook duration for 12 to 15 minutes and flip the food halfway through. Depending on the brand of your air fryer and the size of the chicken pieces, the precise cooking time may change.
  • Verify the doneness of the karaage by looking for an exterior that is crispy and golden brown and an interior that is thoroughly cooked. Make sure the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74°C) by using a meat thermometer.
  • Serve: Take out of the air fryer, mix in the sauce, and serve the chicken karaage. They are frequently served with a dipping sauce, like mayonnaise and soy sauce or freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Easy Karaage Sauce:

  1. Put the soy sauce, sake, mirin, and sugar in a small pot. Stir the sugar while heating over low to medium heat until it melts.
  2. To the pot, add the rice vinegar, sesame oil, grated ginger, and minced garlic. You can also add a little heat if you’d like. Add a small pinch of red pepper flakes now.
  3. For a further one to two minutes, simmer the sauce on low heat to enable the flavors to combine. To avoid sticking, stir lightly.
  4. Take the sauce off the stove as soon as it’s aromatic and has thickened somewhat. Allow it to reach room temperature.

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