I found a recipe recently for Japanese Fried Chicken that I was going to try for dinner tonight.  Then I tried to accumulate all the ingredients.  Long story short, I rewrote the recipe to work around the ingredients I did find.  The first change I made was the potato starch the recipe called for.  I did do research and found that you could substitute corn starch, but that seemed too plain so I went to a local market that has several aisles of international foods and started searching.  I found two things of interest: Fufu Flour and Corn Flour.  Fufu flour is from Africa and this particular one is made from Plantains so I guess I could call this Banana Fried Chicken.  Both of these flours are very fine and resemble regular corn starch in texture and coat very well.

1 1/2 pound chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons Marsala wine
1 large green onion, sliced thin
salt and pepper
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup FUFU flour
1/2 cup corn flour
Chinese hot mustard for dipping

  • In a large bowl combine the soy sauce, Marsala wine and green onions.
  • Place chicken in bowl and toss to coat.  Refrigerate for several hours.
  • Drain chicken pieces.
  • In a large bag combine the FUFU flour, corn flour, salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet melt butter.
  • Place chicken pieces in bag and shake to coat.
  • Add chicken pieces to  hot butter.  When brown and crusty, turn the pieces.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve with hot Chinese hot mustard and lemon slices.
By the way, it was really good!
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It was really good – I think I should go back and add that 🙂
They had the coconut flour and I almost bought it, but just did the plantain and corn flours today. The corn flour is about the same consistency as corn starch, but was more flavorful and really yellow.


So how did it taste? You sound so much like me, I would research and hunt for the ingredients, or see how I could substitute it. I would of bought the fufu flour just because of the name! 😀 I have been playing with chickpea flour, and I still have some cassava flour to use, been using rice, and potato flour, never have found any corn flour which I hear was different from corn starch, next I want to get some coconut flour! whew!

Anyhow…the fufu chicken looks good!