Mochiko Chicken Recipe

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A classic Hawaiian fried chicken dish, this mochiko chicken recipe has a piquant Korean twist with the addition of gochujang, a Korean chili paste. Juicy chunks of marinated chicken thighs are encased in a mochiko (a Japanese sweet rice flour) batter and deep-fried for a crispy, slightly spicy, salty and sweet dish that pairs perfectly with rice and Hawaiian macaroni salad
Dinner
Korean
12
ingredients
6
steps
390
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
1/4 cup(s)
sugar
1/4 cup(s)
soy sauce
1 tblsp
gochujang (Korean red chili paste)
1 tblsp
minced garlic
1/2 tblsp
freshly grated ginger
1/4 cup(s)
finely chopped scallions, plus more for garnish
2
large eggs
1/4 cup(s)
mochiko flour (Japanese sweet rice flour)
1/4 cup(s)
potato starch
2 lb
boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped into bite-sized pieces
oil, for frying
sesame seeds, for garnish

Directions 6 steps | 390 Minutes

Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, soy sauce, gochujang, garlic, ginger, scallions and eggs until well combined.

Step 2

Whisk in the mochiko flour and the potato starch until a slightly thick batter forms.

Step 3

Add the chopped chicken thighs into the batter and mix so the chicken is evenly coated

Step 4

Wrap the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight.

Step 5

When ready to fry, heat 2-3 inches of oil in a heavy-bottomed pot to 350°F. Add the chicken in batches, making sure they do not stick together. Fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 5-8 minutes.

Step 6

Garnish with finely chopped scallions and sesame seeds. Serve with rice and Hawaiian macaroni salad. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
440
FAT
12.2 g
PROTEIN
50.6 g
CARBS
29.2 g

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Glen B.

Glen

13 Jul 2022

Swiwo boinda, hopefully, my translation is correct. I realized that if it's Hawaiian, it's not always with pineapple. 😉

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