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Popcorn Karaage

Seonkyoung Longest

Fried chicken addicts will love these bite-sized pieces of crispy chicken with lemon mayo dressing.



  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of mirin
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 egg white
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Frying oil
  • For sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons Japanese mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and some zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Let's get Cooking...

  1. Cut the chicken thighs into small pieces. Mix ginger, soy sauce, mirin and black pepper with chicken then let it marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. Add egg white, cornstarch and cooking oil into bowl with marinated chicken. Mix well with your hands then add the panko, mix well and set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Heat oil to 350 degrees F and drop chicken into pan one by one. Keep stirring while frying. Cook in batches if needed. Remove chicken from the oil and drain on a paper towel.
  4. Combine all ingredients for sauce in a small mixing bowl.
  5. Place popcorn karaage on a serving plate. Serve sauce on the side or drizzle it on top and enjoy!