Curry & Miso-flavored Fried Sasami Chicken
Featured Recipe, May 21 2012This recipe looks so great. We love izakayas like everyone else, and the step photos with this recipe make it look so easy!
Something you might find at a Japanese “izakaya." Enjoy with bread or rice. The recipe calls for “sasami” cuts of chicken breast, a fillet-like cut from the center of the breast and smaller than regular breast meat. Use leftovers for sandwiches, and extra bread crumbs can be kept in the freezer and used when making hamburgers, meatloaf, etc.
- Chicken breast, sasami cuts (10 pieces)
- Miso paste (2 Tbsp)
- Curry powder (1 Tbsp)
- Japanese karashi mustard (1 tsp)
- Egg (1)
- Flour (30g)
- Panko (bread crumbs) (30g)
- Parsley, chopped (3 Tbsp)
Make curry-miso paste by mixing together miso paste, curry and karashi mustard.
Make a lengthwise cut into each piece of chicken and spread a bit of curry-miso paste inside each slice. Just a little bit is fine, or the flavor might end up too strong.
Finish up putting paste into all pieces. It's okay if a bit of the paste is coming out of the cut.
Mix egg and flour in a bowl until it thickens.
In a separate, large bowl, mix together panko and parsley Pour bread crumbs in a bowl.
Dip each piece of chicken with the flour & yolk mixture, then lightly dust with with bread crumbs. Try not to press too hard. Repeat for remaining pieces.
When all pieces are coated in batter and panko, now all you have to do is fry!
(Tip: You can freeze breaded chicken for later use).
Heat oil for frying over medium heat (with oil at about 180C/350F) and fry until breading is crisp and golden. Be careful not to over-fry, though, as the sasami meat will dry out!
Eating the chicken right after they come out of the oil taste the best, so if you can, wait until just before you're ready to eat :)
Leftover pieces make amazing sandwiches the next day!
Freeze leftover bread crumbs and use for hamburgers, meatloaf, etc. You can soak them in a bit of milk before use.
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