Taste of Japan in Your Kitchen
Taste of Japan in Your Kitchen
by Misaki Yaginuma

Bite-size Chicken Nanban

A chicken Nanban recipe for easy bite-size eating. The chicken takes on a robust taste with a touch of sourness, which makes for a perfect match with steamed rice. Originally a local dish from Miyazaki prefecture (Kyushu region), chicken nanban is now popular all over Japan and has become a go-to dish for family meals. The tartar sauce, with a hint of crunchy pickle, adds to the satisfaction of the meal. Both chicken breast or thigh can be used.
Cooking time
25 min
Total Calories
862 Kcal
Ingredients
18
by Misaki Yaginuma

Ingredient

2
Chicken thigh or chicken breast
0.8 lbs (350g)
A
Sake
1 tbsp
Soy sauce
1 tbsp
Salt
a pinch
Pepper
a pinch
Garlic
0.15oz (5g)
Potato starch
a pinch
Sesame oil
3 tbsp
B
Soy sauce
3 tbsp
Vinegar
4 tbsp
Sugar
3 tbsp
Eggs
2 eggs
Onion
1¼ oz (40g)
Pickles
2 oz (60g)
C
Pickle juice
2 tbsp
Mayonnaise
3½ tbsp (50g)
Salt
a pinch
Pepper
a pinch

Nutrition

Calories
・・・ 862 Calories
Sodium
・・・ 2900 mg
Fat
・・・ 67 g
Protein
・・・ 39.2 g
Carbonhydrates
・・・ 26 g
Fiber
・・・ 1 g
Cholesterol
・・・ 355 mg

Instructions

STEP 1

Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and season with ingredients (A).

STEP 2

Lightly coat the chicken pieces with potato starch and grill in a pan with sesame oil until browned.

STEP 3

When the chicken is thoroughly cooked, add ingredients (B) and heat until sauce thickens. Thoroughly coat the chicken with the sauce. Serve on plate with Tartar sauce and enjoy!

STEP 4

【Tartar sauce】 Boil the eggs thoroughly (8 to 10 minutes).

STEP 5

Finely chop boiled egg, onion and pickles.

STEP 6

Combine chopped ingredients with (C). Mix well.
  • Before mixing the chicken with the sauce, remove any excess sesame oil from the chicken. This will help the sauce coat the chicken.