Diva Tasting: Asian Fried Chicken…

Asian Fried Chicken



  • 2 Pounds Skinless, Boneless Chicken Thighs, Quartered
  • 1 Yellow Onion, Grated
  • 6 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Inch Finger of Fresh Ginger Diced
  • 3 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  • 1 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup Self-Rising Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon White Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Very Cold Water, Or As Needed
  • Oil, As Needed


  1. Stir chicken, onion, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, fine salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper together in a bowl until chicken is coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 4 hours to overnight.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 340 degrees F (171 degrees C).
  3. Whisk cornstarch, flour, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a large bowl. Gradually whisk ice water into flour in until mixture resembles a smooth pancake batter. Transfer chicken to batter and stir to coat chicken completely.
  4. Working in batches, cook chicken in preheated oil for 4 minutes. Transfer cooked chicken to a cooling rack.
  5. Increase oil temperature in the deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  6. Working in batches, cook chicken again in hot oil until golden brown and crispy on the outside, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to drain.
  7. Serve with rice, and Asian cucumber salad.

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