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miyazaki-style deep-fried chicken with sweet & sour sauce

  • Serves: 2
  • Calories: 583 kcal
  • Total Time: 30 m
    • Prep: 10 m
    • Cook: 20 m
  • Japanese: Chikin-namban
Miyazaki-Style Deep-Fried Chicken with Sweet & Sour Sauce


  • 200 g boneless chicken breast or thigh
  • a little salt
  • a little pepper
  • salad oil for deep frying


  • 1 beaten egg
  • 30 g wheat flour

sweet & sour sauce:

tartar sauce:

  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 boiled egg
  • 40 g pickles
  • 10 g parsley
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • 70 g lettuce
  • 1/2 lemon
Step 1

step 1:

Make the tartar sauce. Chop the boiled egg, pickles and parsley. Mix them with the mayonnaise and white wine vinegar (or freshly squeezed lemon juice) in a bowl.

Step 2

step 2:

Make the sweet & sour sauce. Put the vinegar, soy sauce and sugar in a pan, and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat.

Step 3

step 3:

Remove the skin of the chicken and cut into bite-size pieces. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Dust them in the flour.

Step 4

step 4:

Beat the egg in a bowl. Coat the chicken with the egg.

Step 5

step 5:

Heat the oil to 170 °C and deep-fry the chicken pieces about 5 or 6 minutes until golden brown.

Step 6

step 6:

Remove and drain. Place the pieces in the sweet & sour sauce and soak for about 1 minute.


Remove from the sweet & sour sauce and serve the deep-fried chicken with the garnish. Pour tartar sauce beside the deep-fried chicken.


The unique thing about Miyazaki-style deep-fried chicken is that two kinds of sauces are used. The combination of the deep-fried chicken and the sauces is very delicious! Miyazaki Prefecture is in the Kyūshū region, the southernmost island of mainland Japan.