Chicken Nanban Recipe, Japanese Fried Chicken With Delicious Tartar Sauce

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NBCNEWS, Chicken nanban is a typical Japanese food. This food with a blend of European cuisine comes from Miyazaki Prefecture in the southern part of Kyushu Island. The savory, floured taste of this chicken makes a delicious dish topped with tartar sauce.

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Usually chicken nanban is available in some Japanese restaurants. But you can also make it yourself at home. The following is a complete recipe for chicken nanban from the Instagram account @widyaparamitakusumawardhani.


– 500 grams of chicken thigh fillet

– 1 segment of grated ginger

– 1 clove of grated garlic

– 3 tablespoons soy sauce/soy sauce

– 1 egg

– 2 tbsp wheat flour

– 2 tablespoons cornstarch

– 1 tsp baking soda

– A pinch of salt

– The oil for frying

Tartar sauce ingredients

– 150 grams of Japanese mayonnaise (can use kewpie brand)

– 1 hard boiled egg

– 1/4 onion, finely chopped

– Spring onions, chopped

– Salt and pepper powder to taste

Nanban sauce ingredients/simple ponzu

– 3 tbsp shoyu

– 1 slice of lemon juice

– A little lemon zest

– 2 tbsp sugar

– 50 ml of water

(You can also use ready made ponzu sauce)

How to make

– Marinate the chicken with grated ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and eggs, mix well, store for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator

– For the tartar sauce, mix all the sauce ingredients, mix well, set aside

– For the nanban sauce, mix the soy sauce, sugar, lemon zest and water, cook until it boils then turn off the stove, add lemon juice, set aside

– Take out the chicken, add flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt, mix everything well

– Heat oil, fry chicken until brown and cooked, remove

– Cut the chicken into pieces and put it on a plate, add nanban sauce and add tartar sauce on top

– Chicken nanban is ready to be served with pickled vegetables

This delicious meal will certainly be more delicious if enjoyed while warm. Good luck! []


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