Japanese Honey Mustard Chicken
Please try this delicious "Japanese Honey Mustard Chicken" packed with mirin and with the power of Japanese fermentation!
Today, I am going to share a recipe that uses mirin to show you how to utilize mirin.
Mirin is not the main ingredient in a dish, but adding mirin makes the dish remarkably more delicious. Not only does it add an elegant and gentle sweetness, but it also enhances dishes with its complex and elegant flavor and aroma unique to fermented seasoning. The glossy shine of mirin also makes the dish look delicious. And the fact that you can cut back on sugar is an added benefit!
Cooking with mirin has so many advantages.
The recipe I will be introducing to you today is Japanese Honey Mustard Chicken!
“Japanese Honey Mustard Chicken” full of umami is made using mirin first of all, and then soy sauce and vinegar, etc. A recipe that will make you feel the goodness of mirin and the charm of Japanese fermented seasoning!
Let’s dive right in.
- 2 chicken thighs
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon sake
- Potato starch, to taste
- 2 tablespoons mirin
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 ½ tablespoons sake
- 2 teaspoons vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, grated
1. Cut chicken thighs into bite size pieces and season them with salt, pepper and sake.
2. Mix the “A” seasonings together in a separate bowl*.
3. Dredge the chicken with potato starch.
4. Heat oil in a frying pan, add the chicken and cook them thoroughly on both sides over medium heat.
5. When the chicken is about 80% cooked, add the mixed “A” seasonings and toss well.
6. When the water is gone and the sauce is well-mixed, the dish is ready.
*You can substitute salt and pepper with 1 tablespoon shio-koji, a seasoning made by fermenting koji, salt and water. This is also very tasty.
Effects of Mirin
- Through the process of boiling down mirin, the mirin evaporates and removes the odor of the chicken.
- The boiling of mirin also creates a film on the surface of the food, making it glisten and locking in the deliciousness.
- Mirin adds an elegant sweetness and flavor on top of the sweetness of honey.
Combination of soy sauce and mirin is also essential for Japanese food!
I hope you can also enjoy the taste of this perfect combination.
Please try this delicious “Japanese Honey Mustard Chicken” packed with mirin and with the power of Japanese fermentation!