Spicy Chicken Karaage Sushi

May 23 2022 – Jess McDowell

Spicy Chicken Karaage Sushi
Spicy Chicken Karaage Sushi

Making Sushi at home is fun, delicious and affordable. Plus you can add in all your favourite ingredients. This is Spicy Chicken Karaage rolled into the Sushi Roll. 

Cooking the Sushi Rice - Note: For best results always use short grain rice recommended for making Sushi- Please refer to your rice packet instructions

Ingredients for Sushi Rice

While the rice is still warm add the following ingredients. (This will make 2 rolls, approximately 24 Sushi pieces.)

- 2 cups Cooked Sushi Rice

- 2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar (or 3-4 tablespoons Sushi Vinegar)

- 1 tablespoons Sugar

- 1/4 teaspoon Salt

 For making Sushi 

- 2 Nori (roasted seaweed sheets)

After mixing ingredients let the rice mixture cool, before using the Sushezi.

For the Karaage Chicken 

  • 2 Chicken Thigh Fillets quartered
  • 125g Hot'n' Spicy flour mix (eg. 'Diamond Hot 'n Spicy Coat N Cook)
  • 2 cups Oil for deep frying

Karaage Chicken Instructions 

  • Coat chicken thigh pieces in Coat ‘n Cook. Make sure each piece is completely covered with the spicy crumb.
  • Heat the oil to medium hot (170°C) in a heavy set pan or wok. Using tongs add a handful of chicken pieces to the oil, deep fry until crispy and cooked through (about 5 minutes). Carefully remove and lay on a paper towel lined rack. Repeat with the rest of the pieces.

Follow the Instructions for Making Sushi with the Sushezi.


It is important to use exactly half a cup of the rice mixture per side when packing the two halves. Too much rice will cause the mixture to overflow and too little rice will result in a loose sushi roll. Do not overfill the centre channel with too much filling.

serve with

  • pickled ginger
  • wasabi
  • soy sauce