How to Make Taki Fried Chicken In Perfect 6 Steps?

How to Make Taki Fried Chicken? Did you ever test this recipe? I always order this dish whenever I go to traditional Japanese Izakaya. It’s one of the most popular appetizers at Izakaya, and it’s so delicious!

So, when I found the recipe in the Japanese Cooking 101 book, I tried to make it at my home! It was delicious and my favorite fried chicken now.

How To Make Taki Fried Chicken
How To Make Taki Fried Chicken

Don’t know how to make Taki Fried Chicken? Let’s try! All you need is one hour. You can make crispy outside and juicy inside with Japanese style. This is a simple recipe and delicious!

How to Make Taki Fried Chicken?

It is so simple to prepare for this dish. You need very simple ingredients. Let’s get ready!

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 1 whole chicken (2lb-3lb)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 6 tbsp mirin
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 10 cups oil for frying Marinade
  • 6 tsp salt
  • 6 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 tsp garlic powder
  • 6 tsp ginger powder
  • 4 1/2 tsp katakuriko (potato starch)
  • 1 1/2 tsp shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven spice)


1. Cut whole chicken into bite-size. 

2. Put marinade ingredients in a bag and shake well, then put chicken pieces in a bag and shake until all are coated with the marinade.

3. Let sit for at least 30 minutes.

4. Heat oil in a pan over high heat.

5. Drain off the marinade from chicken pieces. And cook at 350F until the outside is crispy, about 5 minutes on each side depending on the size. Or you can deep fry them by adding more oil if you like extra crispy!

6. Drain well on paper towels.

Fried chicken is great when served with scallion salad or Japanese-style pickled ginger carrots. You can also serve with rice and miso soup! Enjoy your Japanese Taki Fried Chicken!

Calories in Taki Fried Chicken

Calories per 1 chicken (2lb-3lb)! This is my calculation. I didn’t count calories for marinade and oil, so this dish’s calorie count might be a little bit wrong. I recommend you to use less oil if you care about your calorie intake! 😉

1 serving (3 pieces of chicken) is about 1036kcal.

I don’t know about you, but I will make this Taki Fried Chicken Recipe right now! You can find all of these ingredients at Japanese or Asian grocery stores, and it’s a very reasonable price! It’s better than Japanese restaurants and pretty easy to cook!

Taki Fried Chicken Is Good For Pregnant Women?

Of course! Since this Taki Fried Chicken is made with a whole chicken, it’s a very healthy protein food, so, if you are a pregnant woman, I recommend you to eat Taki Fried Chicken! Good luck with your baby! 

Can You Eat Taki Fried Chicken In Keto?

Unfortunately, Taki Fried Chicken is not Keto-friendly since it has rice flour and sugar. But if you strayed off your keto diet for this recipe.

Then try to eat a small amount of Taki Fried Chicken (1 piece) or put extra oil for less oil fried chicken! It’s still delicious low carbs food, especially when served with a salad! I hope this information helps you!

Heart Patients Can Eat Taki Fried Chicken?

Since Taki Fried Chicken is made with a whole chicken, it’s healthy protein food. Extra oil fried chicken may be high in calories. But if you eat a small amount or put less oil, this dish is heart-friendly!

So, if you usually eat nonfried or less oil-fried chicken, Taki Fried Chicken can be one of your healthy food options!

Why Is Taki Fried Chicken Called Taki?

It’s said that the name of this recipe was taken from the sound when you walk in Taki waterfalls. That’s why this food is called “Taki Fried Chicken,” which doesn’t mean there is a waterfall at any restaurant!

So, it seems like no one in the restaurant knows why they call this food “Taki Fried Chicken,” and we never asked! Haha.

And also, some people think the name comes from the sound of frying, taku taku! We can’t find any info about that either. However, it’s still fun to eat Taki Fried Chicken at Japanese or Asian restaurants, especially with friends and family!

And also this dish is the perfect food for a rainy day like today! 🙂 Don’t you think so?

The Bottom Line

Taki Fried Chicken is an Asian-inspired dish that’s easy to make. All you need are the ingredients listed below, some cooking skills, and a little patience.

The recipe is quick, but it takes time to fry each piece of chicken in oil until golden brown before adding them back into the saucepan with all their juices for even more flavor.

I hope you will enjoy this Taki Fried Chicken Recipe!

Have a great day, dear friends! :-))

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