September is National Chicken Month—a great excuse for trying out a new way to cook chicken that the whole family is sure to love! Kara-Áge ( pronounced KAH-rah AH-geh) is a classic Japanese cooking method that involves marinating chicken in soy sauce with ginger and seasonings, and then dusting it with cornstarch or flour before frying. The result is a flavorful yet delicate coating—lighter than fried chicken or tempura—that forms a protective barrier, sealing in the juices of the chicken to keep it moist and delicious.
Now Kikkoman makes Kara-Áge easy, by combining the seasoning and coating ingredients in a single, one-step mix. Just toss a little Kikkoman Kara-Áge with cubes or strips of boneless chicken and pan-fry. The mouth-watering ginger-soy coating gives you moist, tender nuggets with a delicately crunchy, exterior. (And by the way, Kikkoman Kara-Áge is great for coating shrimp, fish and even vegetables!)
Kara-Áge is a popular bar snack and a favorite of home cooks, too. It makes a great party appetizer or a quick and easy supper—or do what mothers do all over Japan, and pack some chicken Kara-Áge in your kid’s lunch box.
Kikkoman has a lot more great ways to cook chicken that will keep you inspired all month long!