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Popular Japanese Chicken Dishes

Japan is a country with a rich culinary heritage, and chicken dishes are a big part of that. From fried chicken to yakitori, there is no shortage of delicious chicken dishes to enjoy in Japan. Here are some of the most popular Japanese chicken dishes.


1. Karaage: This is the Japanese version of fried chicken. It is made by marinating chicken pieces in a mixture of soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and other seasonings, then coating them in a flour-based batter and deep-frying them. Karaage is usually served with a dipping sauce and is a popular snack or appetizer.


2. Yakitori: This is a Japanese skewered chicken dish. The chicken is marinated in a variety of sauces and then grilled over charcoal. The skewers are usually served with a sweet and savory sauce, and are a popular street food.


3. Tori no karaage: This is a dish of deep-fried chicken pieces marinated in a sweet and savory sauce. The marinade usually includes soy sauce, mirin, sake, and ginger. The chicken pieces are then coated in a flour-based batter and deep-fried. The dish is usually served with a dipping sauce.


4. Teriyaki chicken: This is a popular dish of chicken pieces marinated in a sweet and savory sauce. The marinade usually includes soy sauce, mirin, sake, and sugar. The chicken pieces are then grilled or broiled until cooked through. The dish is usually served with a teriyaki sauce.

5. Chicken katsu: This is a popular dish of chicken cutlets that are breaded and fried. The chicken cutlets are usually marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, mirin, sake, and other seasonings. The cutlets are then coated in a flour-based batter and deep-fried. The dish is usually served with a tonkatsu sauce.


These are just a few of the many delicious chicken dishes that can be found in Japan. Whether you’re looking for a snack, an appetizer, or a full meal, there is sure to be a Japanese chicken dish that will satisfy your taste buds.

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