Kara-Áge Chicken Stir Fry

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program with Kikkoman, I recieved a packet of Kara-Áge Soy-Ginger Seasoned Coating Mix.  Kara-Áge is one of the most popular cooking techniques in Japan in which protein, usually chicken, is deep-fried.  It’s similar to tempura.  I decided to make a Kara-Age Chicken Stir Fry with some veggies I had on hand and some Asian noodles.  This seasoning packet is not only great because it has my name in it :-), but it’s also a huge time and money saver!  Have you ever had kara-age and/or tempura?  Which do you prefer?  Enjoy!


  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1 package of Kikkoman Kara-Áge Soy-Ginger Seasoned Coating Mix
  • 1 package of your favorite noodles
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • salt to taste


  1. Soak noodles in cold water for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat a saute pan over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp oil.
  3. In a plastic bag, place the chicken and seasoning packet.  Shake until chicken pieces are entirely coated and add to saute pan.  Pan-fry chicken until browned on both sides.  Remove from pan and cover in a medium bowl to keep warm.
  4. Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tbsp of oil, and heat until just smoking.
  5. Add the onions, pepper, green beans, and celery and stir-fry until veggies are tender.
  6. Add the last tbsp of oil and garlic and stir-fry until just tender.
  7. Transfer vegetable mix to the bowl with the chicken, cover, and set aside.
  8. Add the chicken broth to the wok and bring to a boil.   Drain the noodles and add into the broth.  Cook until chicken broth is absorbed, 4-5 minutes
  9. Transfer the noodles to a large serving bowl and mix in the chicken and vegetables.
  10. Season with salt and serve.


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6 responses to “Kara-Áge Chicken Stir Fry

  1. This looks amazing. I adore Kikkoman products. Use them all the time. Two enthusiastic thumbs up on this one. I put your fudge in my weekly linky love post. One of my faves.

  2. LOL!!! It’s true! “Kara”-age… I’m glad to hear you liked it (even though I don’t work for Kikkoman..Teehee). Kikkoman is smart to make this ready-made karaage mix even though they don’t sell this in Japan! Very creative idea to stir fry with veggies and noodles! I should try that next time.

  3. You’ve been tagged for having such a great blog! Hope you’ll play along 😉

  4. What a great idea to use it in a stir fry! I made mine just as nuggets! It is good stuff though!

  5. Nice mix…sometimes is easier to use them…the chicken sure looks delicious.
    Hope you are having a great week 🙂

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