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Prep Time: 10 min. | Total Time: 30 mins + 8 hours marinating or overnight for best results | Yields: 4

Hawaiian Mochiko Fried Chicken

Very popular fast food dish in Hawaii  – sweet, salty and crunchy!


2 pkg Maple Leaf Prime® Raised Without Antibiotics Chicken Breast Fillets, halved

¼ cup Mochiko flour or rice flour

¼ cup corn starch

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup soya sauce or lite soya sauce

2 eggs, whisked

4 large cloves garlic, minced

¼ cup green onions, minced

Cayenne pepper – optional 

Vegetable oil or Canola oil for frying

  1. In a large bowl whisk together flour, corn starch, sugar, soya sauce, eggs, garlic, green onions and cayenne if using. 
  2. Place chicken in a large zip lock bag and pour marinade over top. Massage bag to coat well. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Using a deep pot, cast iron skillet or nonstick skillet heat enough oil to be able to submerge small pieces of chicken. 
  4. Bring oil to medium high heat or using a candy thermometer heat to 375˚F. 
  5. Using tongs shake chicken free of excess marinade. Working in small batches fry chicken for about 6 minutes or until golden brown and cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F. 
  6. Remove onto a paper towel lined plate and repeat with remaining chicken. 
  7. Serve chicken over top of rice or with a creamy macaroni salad. Garnish with additional green onions.

Chef Tips:

Try using Maple Leaf Prime® Raised Without Antibiotics boneless skinless chicken thighs! 

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