Karaage Fried Chicken Recipe (1g Carbs)

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This Karaage fried chicken is a delicious Japanese dish. The flavorsome marinade makes this recipe one of our absolute favorites, we made it keto friendly with just one ingredient change (see below).

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Karaage fried chicken.
Karaage fried chicken.

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This Low Carb Karaage Chicken recipe makes 6 serves. 1 serving has 1g net carbs – the nutritional information includes 1 teaspoon of oil from frying for each serving.

Keto Karaage Chicken Ingredients

Keto Karaage Chicken Ingredients - easy Japanese fried chicken recipe
Keto Karaage Chicken Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds of Chicken Thighs (about 6 pieces)
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, finely crushed
  • 1 teaspoon of Ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons of Tamari Sauce (Replace with soy sauce for non Keto)
  • 2 tablespoons of Sesame Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon of Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of White Pepper, ground
  • ¼ cup of Unflavored Protein Powder (Replace with 1/2 cup potato starch for non keto)
  • ¼ cup of Oat Fiber (leave out for non keto)

How to Make Keto Karaage Chicken

How to make Karaage fried chicken.
How to make karaage fried chicken.
  1. Cut the chicken thighs into small pieces, big enough for about 2 bites, and place into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, tamari, sesame oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Leave to marinate for 4 hours, or overnight for best results.
  4. Heat your deep fryer to 180C/355F.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the protein powder and oat fiber.
  6. Add a small amount of chicken to the “flour,” coat lightly, shake off the excess, then place into the deep fryer. I recommend cooking in batches of about 10 pieces at a time if you have a small benchtop fryer like this.
  7. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until the chicken is a deep golden brown color and cooked through.
  8. Serve with Sesame Mayonnaise and fresh lemon wedges.
Deep fried karaage chicken.

Karaage Fried Chicken (1g carbs)

This Keto Karaage Chicken is a delicious Japanese fried chicken dish. The flavorsome marinade makes this recipe one of our absolute favorites – and it’s so easy to make!
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 336kcal
Author: Matt

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken thighs into small pieces, big enough for about 2 bites, and place into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, tamari, sesame oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  • Leave to marinate for 4 hours, or overnight for best results.
  • Heat your deep fryer to 180C/355F.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the protein powder and oat fiber.
  • Add a small amount of chicken to the “flour,” coat lightly, shake off the excess, then place into the deep fryer. I recommend cooking in batches of about 10 pieces at a time if you have a small benchtop fryer like this.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes, until the chicken is a deep golden brown color and cooked through.
  • Serve with Sesame Mayonnaise and fresh lemon wedges.

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

How To Store Karaage Chicken

Store karaage fried chicken in the fridge for up to 4 days, the cooked chicken can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Reheat karaage chicken by deep-frying, microwaving, or warming in the oven.

Keto Japanese Fried Chicken - easy karaage chicken recipe
Keto Japanese Fried Chicken

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4 thoughts on “Karaage Fried Chicken Recipe (1g Carbs)”

  1. Is protein/whey powder essential in your recipes or is it just for flavour? It is not on my grocery list and I’d like to keep it that way.

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    • Hi Wilma,

      There is no flavor added from the unflavored protein powder, it is used as a flour substitute and is essential to the recipes that it is used in. If you don’t wish to purchase, I would recommend avoiding the recipes that include it.

      Reply

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