Bachan’s Karaage Game Day Wings

This Game Day make a batch of these amazing chicken wings that use Bachan’s Japanese BBQ Sauce that’s made locally in Sebastopol!

“On my family’s first trip to Japan, we discovered that Teriyaki Sauce was nowhere to be found. What?! Turns out, in the Land of the Rising Sun, Teriyaki Sauce is simply referred to as Barbecue Sauce! For as long as I can remember, my Bachan—you might say Granny— would cook up the most amazing meals with our umami-filled sauce! It has been passed down and perfected over generations and today, my family and I are honored to share our authentic Japanese Barbecue Sauce with you. Let’s eat!” – Justin Gill, Founder

This Game Day make a batch of these amazing chicken wings that use Bachan’s Japanese BBQ Sauce that’s made locally in Sebastopol!

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Bachan's Japanese Barbecue Sauce, divided
  • 2 lbs. chicken wings
  • Neutral high heat oil such as canola or grapeseed
  • 1 bag shishito peppers (20-30 peppers)
  • Flaky salt

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs with 1/4 cup Bachan's sauce. Add the wings and toss to coat evenly. Let marinate for 1 hour.

  2. In a shallow container, whisk in 2 tablespoons Bachan's sauce to the flour so the flour forms some large clumps - these add extra crispy bits.

  3. Take a wing out of the egg mix, shake gently, then coat in flour, pressing to ensure all sides are covered. Place on a tray and continue to coat all of the wings.

  4. Heat up at least 2 inches of oil in a deep cast iron or heavy bottomed pot over medium heat until 375F.

  5. Carefully add the coated wings to the hot oil and deep fry in batches, being careful not to crowd the pan. Flip occasionally as needed, until crunchy, brown and cooked through, 8-10 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, heat up 2 tablespoons of oil in a cast iron or nonstick skilled over medium high heat. When hot, add shishito peppers (in batches if needed) and cook until browned and blistered, 1-2 minutes, flipping as needed. Sprinkle with salt and set aside.

  7. When the wings are done, toss the wings with the shishito peppers and remaining sauce. Enjoy hot.

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