Crispy Fried Chicken with Hondashi Recipe

This recipe adds Asian inspired flavor to classic fried chicken using a unique ingredient: hondashi!

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Hondashi (or Hon Dashi) is considered to be the “secret ingredient” of some of the best chefs in Japan and all the world.

Hondashi is a uniquely flavorful and uncommon ingredient that is generally used as stock, but also adds a surprising kick to crispy fried chicken. In addition to the salty flavor you’d expect from a stock, it also has a slightly sweet and smoky undertone.

Crispy Fried Chicken with Hondashi Recipe

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix soy sauce and hondashi together in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in chicken pieces and mix until fully coated.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Remove bowl from refrigerator and add corn starch, mixing well.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet until VERY HOT. Fry chicken pieces in batches until golden brown.
  6. Drain briefly on paper towels. Sprinkle fine grain salt and black pepper to taste.

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