Lunchbreak: Chicken Wings


Executive Chef Gene Kato of Momotaro & Momotaro Italia


820 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60607

Momotaro Italia Pop-Up

3600 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60613


Shaken Kato’s Chicken

 Recipe (brine for 3lb of chicken wings, serves 6-8 ppl)

Herb Brine Ingredients:

  • 3 tsp fresh thyme sprigs
  • ½ cup crushed garlic
  • 2 pc fresh bay leaf
  • ⅓ cup salt
  • 1 ½ tsp black peppercorns
  • ¼ to ½ cups of water

Herb Brine Method:

  • Add all ingredients into a sauce pot, bring to a simmer.
  • Transfer liquid into a plastic container to chill overnight in the fridge.
  • Next add raw chicken wings into the brine and marinate for 24hrs.

Seasoning Mix Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp  ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup  grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp truffle oil
  • 15 packs dry ramen seasoning packets

Seasoning Mix Method:

  • Blend all ingredients into a mixing bowl with a whisk until well combined.

Dish Assembly:

  • To complete the dish: dust chicken wing in cornstarch and drop into a 350 degree preheated pot of oil. Cook till golden brown.
  • Next add the cooked wings into a brown paper bag with so seasoning mix and shake till all the wings are coated in spice.


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