Mochiko Chicken Recipe, a Favorite at Catered Maui Barbecue Events!

Mochiko Chicken Recipe, a Favorite at Catered Maui Barbecue Events!

Mochiko Chicken is a popular menu request for catered events on Maui. Many of of our catering customers request Machiko Chicken for their Maui wedding and Family Reunions on Maui. The dish uses Machiko flour, a Japanese rice flour. A catered A catered Maui barbecue at a beach at sunset.Maui barbecue wouldn’t be complete without Mochiko Chicken! I, Chef Christian Jorgensen, have my own version of the spelling. I call it CJ’s Mochicco Chicken instead of the traditional spelling of Mochiko Chicken. This version is SO GOOD, Rachel Ray enjoyed it on her stop at CJ’s Maui restaurant for Food Network Rachel’s Vacation show!

Regardless of being on Maui or not, you can enjoy this Maui barbecue dish in the comfort of your home when you prepare Mochiko Chicken using my  Mochicco Chicken recipe below:

Mochiko Mochicco Chicken by Chef Christian Jorgensen
of CJ’s Deli & Diner in The Kaanapali Fairway Shops
Serves 4-6. May be served as a appetizer Pupu (Pupus is Hawaiian word for hors’dovers) or as and entrée served with rice and vegetables. Stir-fry sauce is a master recipe that we use for many dishes, great for fried rice, vegetables and marinating. Can be kept refrigerated, for months.
Marinade OR Stir-fry Sauce
1 Medium Size Maui Onions
3 Stalks Green Onion
2 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
1/2 Cup Chopped Garlic
8 oz Fresh Ginger
8 oz Pickled Ginger (Sushi)
1 Cup Mirin Vinegar
½ Cup Sweet Chilli Sauce
1 Cup Soy Sauce (Low Sodium)
Marinade > 1 Box Mochiko Flour
Sauce > ½ cup Oyster Sauce
Taste: Hot Chili Paste
Preparation for Marinade

  1. Place Garlic, Onions and both Ginger in Food Processor (Chop until fine)
  2. Add Soy, Chilli Sauce, Sesame Oil and Mirin, mix 1 minute.
  3. Slowly add the Mochicco Flour, until smooth consistency
Preparation for Stir-fry Sauce

  1. Place Garlic, Onions and both Ginger in Food Processor (Chop until fine)
  2. In medium sauté pan sauté with the oil, until golden brown
  3. Add Soy, Chilli Sauce, Sesame Oil and Mirin; bring to a boil 1 minute.
  4. Taste with Hot Chilli Paste or Fresh Chilli, Chill down.
Mochicco Chicken
2 Whole Eggs
½ Cup Sweet Chilli Sauce
2 lbs Chicken Thigh (No Skin/No Bone) cut in cubes
Marinate Chicken Cubes for minimum 12 hours.
  1. Mix in the Eggs and add a little Mochicco flour if batter is to thin.
  2. Fry golden brown and crispy in hot Oil (Peanut Oil) 2-3 min.
  3. Drain and put on a paper towel to dry
  4. In a wok or sauté pan pour in ½ cup Stir-fry Sauce and ½ cup Chilli Sauce
  5. When Sauce is sizzling hot, toss in the chicken and coat with the sauce.
  6. Sprinkle with Sesame Seeds and serve with Rice, Vegetables and Maui Pineapple.

If you make my version of Mochiko Chicken (same as available at our Maui restaurant, CJ’s Deli & Diner in Kaanapali) at home, please share your experience and let me know if you liked the recipe in the comments section below. Questions about making the recipe are welcome! Subscribe to our blog to receive the latest recipes and Maui event planning information.

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CJ’s Kaanapali Diner Review

My daughter and I visited Maui a couple of weeks ago and came to your restaurant 3 times. I just wanted to thank you for your willingness to meet our gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free requirements. We loved being able to eat out safely and wish we had a CJ’s at home! I just wrote you a stellar review on Trip Advisor. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer!

Kelley MacCabe
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Review

Wonderful for a Sunday Brunch since you can order breakfast until 11:00am! Had a ‘custom’ 3 ingredient omelette (I chose mushrooms, feta and spinach) with nicely crunchy on the outside and soft inside home potatoes, yummy. Hubby had the pancakes with fresh fruit! These are light fluffy slightly sweet batter pancakes, not those heavy bland ones (OK I admit it, I had to have a few bites of his breakfast…) Service was fast and friendly :0). The menu is EXTENSIVE, we live here and love it!

Kathy, Lahaina, Maui
CJ’s Deli and Diner Maui Restaurant Review

Fact: CJ’s Maui onion soup will melt your face off it’s so good. Best I’ve ever had. It gets 20 stars.
Alas, it’s not on the menu every day… But when my fiancee and I went this past summer and were lucky to meet Chef CJ in person and mentioned that we had been thinking about the onion soup since the last time we visited two years earlier, he was kind enough to put it on the next day’s menu. We went back the following day and ordered it, and it was amazing, just as we had remembered. Another fact: the onion soup at CJ’s is better than the onion soup at Mama’s Fish House (and at like 1/4th of the price). Really. It’s that good. Part of me wants to reverse engineer CJ’s onion soup recipe, quit my job, and make millions selling onion soup to the mainland masses! (or: CJ, wanna make a deal?)
I think that the loco moco gravy is made from the same goodness. So that’s great too. The potato salad is tasty as well.
The to-go lunch plate is respectable.

Jonny S, San Diego, CA
Maui Chef CJ Prepares Mushroom Soup for Kaanapali Restaurant Guest

On a previous visit to Maui, I had the most delicious mushroom soup at CJ’s Deli and Diner in Kaanapali. When I arrived in Maui this week, I emailed the restaurant and asked what day they might have the soup. The owner and chef, Christian Jorgensen (CJ), promptly replied even though he was on vacation in Vegas. He gave me a number to call to check on the soup of the day. Then when he returned to Maui on Friday, he emailed me to let me know he would have the soup for me on Saturday. When I got there, he was so friendly and the soup was even more scrumptious than I had remembered. I really appreciated how valued he made me feel as a customer.

Linda D.
CJs Maui Restaurant Customer

Good Morning, My wife and I spent last week in Maui. Your early bird special was the best. After we found you, we ate breakfast there every morning. You had two regular coffees that we just loved.

James T Wilson Jr
Maui Restaurant Customer

The best burger I ever had! Great Service! Fantastic Food!! Simply Awesome.

Pat Janostin, Champlin MN
Kaanapali Restaurant Customer Comment

Thanks for all the Good Food. Best we have ad since we hit the island 5 days ago!

Jeff and Myra V., Ontario, Ohio

CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comments on CJ’s Private Luau in her Blog

Aloha, Just wanted to let you know that this post was up last Friday and it will be included (linked) with all of our Hawaii properties. Thank you both for excellent service. You made our trip to Maui very memorable! Feel free to comment on the post. It’s always good to have additional information and your input.

Nancy Solomon, Travel Writer
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

Aloha, We were in to see you many times during our stay last month in Ka’anapali, couple of things for you:
Need to order some more of your CJ’s roasted Kona Coffee. I see it’s not yet on your website, only the Maui Coffee Co. stuff. We ran out last weekend and are having withdrawls, please help!! Need 2 bags urgently!!
Secondly, your claim about having the best corned beef hash on the island. I think you’ve understated this because it’s the best I’ve had any where in the world! And that covers a lot of ground as I’ve been to every continent multiple times. Just the best anywhere, period!! Don’t suppose you would have that for delivery to Indiana would you? Maybe by the pound(s)?
Great people and even better food, Mahalo CJ’s. Seriously though, please let me know about that coffee. How do we get some ordered and shipped to Indiana?

Bill Clark, Valparaiso, In.
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

​CJ’s Deli & Diner Rocks! Been here several times while visiting Maui – each time we tried different meals and each time we LOVED the food, service and atmosphere. Only suggestion would be to provide regular dinner napkins along with this paper type – because we’re messy!

Aloha and Mahalo from Detroit