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How to Cook Kari Imperial (Fried Chicken with Curry Sauce)

This recipe is not the ordinary chicken curry dish. The chicken is coated with soy sauce and cornstarch first, then fried in cooking oil.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: crispy fried chicken, curry sauce, kari imperial
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 whole medium chicken cut into 2 inch lengths
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1 bunch green onion leaves cut fine
  • 2 teaspoons curry
  • 1/2 cup cut boiled water chestnuts halves
  • chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 slices ham diced


How to cook kari imperial:

  • Roll chicken in a mixture of soy sauce and cornstarch.
  • Fry with enough cooking oil until golden brown.
  • Sauté green onions and curry powder and stir well. Add fried chicken. Mix.
  • Add water chestnuts and chicken broth.
  • Thicken with cornstarch diluted in a small amount of water.
  • Decorate with ham and green onions. Serve hot. Eight to 10 servings.