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Sonoma Market

Sonoma, CA 95476
6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
(707) 996-3411
mochiko chicken on a plate

Mochiko Chicken

Prep time:
30 minutes + 12 hours marinating time
Cook time:
15-20 minutes
5-6 servings
2 out of 5

This island-inspired fried chicken is breaded with sweet rice flour and delicious served over rice with a side of soy sauce.


  • 2½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 4 tablespoons mochiko flour
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 5 cups oil, for frying


Combine all ingredients except for frying oil. Marinate chicken in the refrigerator overnight.

Heat oil in a stockpot or deep fryer. Test oil for readiness by dropping in a little marinade—the oil is ready when the marinade bubbles and floats to the top.

Fry chicken in hot oil, turning once after 8-10 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and let rest 5-6 minutes before serving.

  • mochiko chicken on a plate