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Japanese-style fried chicken with wasabi slaw recipe

Japanese-style fried chicken with wasabi slaw recipe

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Tender strips of breaded soy and mirin marinated chicken, served with a spicy wasabi slaw, this Japanese-style fried chicken dish is ready in less than half an hour. The perfect recipe for a mid-week supper. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook, plus marinating time
  • 375 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free


  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 1 tbsp finely grated ginger
  • 4 chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips
  • 125g (4oz) cornflour
  • vegetable oil, for shallow frying
  • cooked rice, to serve

For the slaw

  • 2 tsp wasabi
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 200g (7oz) carrot, grated
  • 200g (7oz) radish, cut into matchsticks
  • bunch spring onions, roughly chopped
If you don't have any spring onions, try using white onions or leeks and adjust the amount accordingly

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 15%
  • Saturates

    2g 8%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    1.5g 24%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 42g Protein 30.6g Fibre 3.5g


  1. In a bowl, combine the mirin, soy sauce, garlic and ginger. Add the chicken strips then set aside to marinate.
  2. Meanwhile, make the slaw. In a separate bowl, mix the wasabi, oil, lemon juice and soy, until the wasabi has dissolved. Add the carrot, radish and most of the spring onions (reserving the rest to garnish); toss.
  3. Scatter the cornflour on a large plate. Add the chicken strips and turn to coat. Heat 1cm (1/2in) of oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Cook the chicken, in batches, for 3-4 minutes, turning until cooked through and crisp. Drain on kitchen paper. Scatter over the remaining spring onions and serve with the slaw and rice.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. Always defrost and heat thoroughly before eating. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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