Last Updated on November 19, 2023
Mar Far Chicken is a tasty and easy dish that will please any crowd. This fried chicken recipe is marinated in a flavorful mix of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, milk and egg before being coated with a flour mixture and pan-fried to golden perfection. You can serve it as an appetizer or main course with sides like mashed potatoes, rice, veggies, or a salad.
Whether looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner idea or something special to impress your friends and family, Mar Far Chicken will surely be a hit!
In this article, we’ll discuss the Mar Far chicken recipe, tips on making it, nutrition information, serving suggestions, and storage instructions. Let’s check it out.
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What is Mar Far Chicken?
Mar Far Chicken is a popular fried chicken dish that originated at Kim’s restaurant in Medford, Oregon. It consists of marinated chicken breasts dipped in flour and then fried until golden brown and crispy.
The marinade usually consists of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, milk and egg for added flavor.
You can use this chicken as a delicious appetizer or main course and can serve it with a variety of sides, such as mashed potatoes, rice, veggies, or a salad. It is also a great way to use up any leftover chicken in the fridge.
What does it taste like?
Mar Far Chicken has a sweet, salty and garlicky flavor. The chicken is juicy on the inside, with a crunchy coating on the outside. It tastes great when served hot and can be topped with your favorite sauce or condiment for extra flavor.
How did I first get introduced to Mar Far Chicken?
I first discovered Mar Far Chicken when I visited Kim’s restaurant in Medford, Oregon. Upon tasting it for the first time, I was instantly hooked and couldn’t wait to try making it at home.
I later realized that this fried chicken dish is quite popular throughout the Pacific Northwest and has been around for a few decades.
How to make Mar Far Chicken?
Making Mar Far Chicken is relatively easy and only requires a few simple ingredients. But you need to follow the instruction properly. Let’s check out the ingredient and the instruction properly.
- 1 pound chicken breast
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 large egg
- 3 teaspoons soy sauce
- Oil for frying
- Salt to taste.
Cut the chicken breast into small cubes and season with salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, milk and egg until fully combined.
Add the marinade ingredients – garlic, ginger, brown sugar, soy sauce – to the chicken pieces and toss until evenly coated.
Dredge each chicken piece in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the chicken pieces. Fry until golden brown on both sides and cook through, about 5 minutes per side.
Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and let cool slightly before serving.
• If you don’t have soy sauce, substitute it with Worcestershire sauce or tamari.
• If you want to make this dish a little bit healthier, try baking the chicken instead of frying it.
• You can also add other spices and herbs like paprika, or cumin to the marinade for extra flavor.
Mar Far Chicken Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups of creamy milk lending a velvety and smooth consistency to the batter
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder ensuring a fluffy and airy texture in the coating
- 6 teaspoons of savory soy sauce delivering a depth of umami flavor to the dish
- Oil for frying quantity may vary based on your preference, providing a satisfying crunch and golden brown exterior
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour providing a light and crispy coating that seals in the juiciness
- 2 teaspoons of rich brown sugar imparting a subtle caramel-like sweetness
- 2 pounds of succulent and tender chicken breast perfect for a satisfying meal
- 1 teaspoon of aromatic garlic infusing a delightful savory aroma
- 2 large eggs beaten to perfection, creating a luscious and golden coating
- 1 teaspoon of zingy ginger adding a touch of brightness to the flavors
- Salt to taste enhancing the overall seasoning and bringing out the flavors
- Cut the chicken breast into small cubes and season with salt and pepper.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, milk and egg until fully combined.
- Add the marinade ingredients – garlic, ginger, brown sugar, soy sauce – to the chicken pieces and toss until evenly coated.
- Dredge each chicken piece in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the chicken pieces. Fry until golden brown on both sides and cook through, about 5 minutes per side.
- Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and let cool slightly before serving.
One serving of Mar Far Chicken provides approximately:
Calories – 270 kcal
Fat – 11 g
Carbohydrates – 20 g
Protein – 20 g
What to serve with Mar Far Chicken?
Mar Far Chicken can be served with different dishes such as mashed potatoes, rice, veggies, or a salad. It also pairs well with sauces like honey mustard or BBQ sauce. Besides, it is delicious on its own!
How to store leftover Mar Far Chicken?
You can store leftover Mar Far Chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat it in the microwave or oven before serving again. You can also freeze the cooked chicken for up to three months.
Can pregnant women eat this?
Yes, pregnant women can eat Mar Far Chicken in moderation as long as they ensure it is cooked thoroughly and does not consume unpasteurized dairy products or raw eggs. However, it is best to consult your doctor before consuming any unfamiliar dish during pregnancy.
Can I use any type of chicken for Mar Far Chicken?
Yes, you can use either boneless or skinless chicken breasts or thighs for this dish.
How long should I marinate the chicken?
You should let it sit in the marinade for at least 20 minutes, but you can leave it in the fridge overnight as well.
Can I bake Mar Far Chicken instead of frying it?
Yes, you can definitely bake Mar Far Chicken in the oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 25 minutes or until done.
Thanks for reading this guide on how to make Mar Far Chicken. This fried chicken dish is easy to make, flavorful, and perfect for any occasion. So give it a try and let us know your experience in the comments section below!
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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.