chicken

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    Yakiniku

    ‘Yakiniku’ means “grilled meat” in Japanese. The term can refer to grilled meat cuisine, but most commomly it refers to the Japanese style BBQ. Bite-size meat and vegetables are cooked on the iron grid or plate over a flame of wood charcoals, or if indoor, gas or electric tabletop grill or hotplate is used. It’s …

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    Shiso & Lemon Rolled Chicken

    I sometimes use Basil instead of Shiso because Shiso is often difficult to find in Australia. Sweet Basil is so popular and available from every grocery store or supermarket. Fresh Shiso or Perilla, which is very similar to Shiso, can be found at Asian Groceries. If you are lucky to have Shiso, try Shiso version …

  • Curry Takikomigohan

    Curry Chicken Takikomigohan

    This is curry flavoured ‘Takikomigohan’ that is popular among children. However, my recipe is not for young children because it is quite spicy. I used to cook all ingredients together using rice cooker, but later I discovered the flavour is much better when Onion and Chicken are pre-cooked. You only need one frying pan to …

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    Chicken & Celery Salad

    Japanese mayonnaise can be mixed with Worcestershire Sauce (Lea & Perrins) OR Soy Sauce to make the dressing for this salad. If you use Worcestershire Sauce, I recommend to cook Chicken with ‘Herbs A’. If you use Soy Sauce, cook with ‘Herbs B’. Whichever flavour, the creamy dressing goes so well with Celery, that even …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl) Egg

    Oyako Don

    ‘Oyako’ means ‘Parent and Child’. In this recipe, Chicken and Eggs are used, thus this dish is called ‘Oyako Don’. This is one of the dishes that I cook most often. Sometimes I cook this with Tofu instead of Chicken. Tofu and Eggs can’t be called ‘Oyako’ or ‘Parent and Child’, though it is equally …

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    Chicken Simmered in Milk

    I came across this dish in a book. A woman travelling in Italy got to know a single elderly woman, and she was invited to dinner. Nonna, the elderly woman, cooked a chicken dish. In the book, there was a brief description how she cooked the dish, then I tried it for myself. It was …

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    Chicken-katsu (Chicken Cutlet)

    The deep-fried Chicken Breast coated with panko breadcrumbs is called ‘Chicken-katsu’ in Japanese. Pork version is, of course, the famous and popular ‘Tonkatsu’. They are often served with ‘Tonkatsu Sauce’. If it is not available where you live, try my ‘Sesame Tonkatsu Sauce’ which can be made with commonly available ingredients. It’s YUMMY!!! Makes 4 …

  • Udon Vegetables

    Udon Salad with Sesame Sauce

    The Udon noodles can be replaced with Ramen noodles, but they need to be COLD for this dish. On a hot and humid summer day in Japan, I often lost my appetite for food. A cold noodle dish like this one was life saving. If you have a good appetite, simply enjoy this delicious dish! …

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    Chicken Cream Stew

    ‘Cream Stew’ is a very popular dish in Japan. When the weather is getting cold, we often see TV ads of ready-made cream stew roux and we start to crave for the dish. My children loved it when they were young. And now? They still love it. I don’t use read-made roux. It’s a quite …

  • Sea Vegetables Takikomigohan

    Hijiki Takikomigohan

    ‘Hijiki’ is a dark brownish coloured sea vegetable and it has been a part of the Japanese diet for centuries. Hijiki is rich in dietary fibre and minerals such as calcium, iron and magnesium. There is a health concern about the level of inorganic arsenic in Hijiki and some say it is toxic. I have …

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    Chicken ‘Okowa’ Steamed Glutinous Rice

    ‘Okowa’ is the name of a type of steamed glutinous rice dish, often mixed with vegetables, nuts and other various ingredients. This chicken and vegetable ‘Okowa’ is, I can say quite surely, one of my top there favourite dishes. Glutinous rice is used to make ‘Mochi’ and it has sticky and rubbery texture. My mother …

  • Chicken Gyoza

    Kale & Chicken Gyoza

    I love Kale and it’s good for my health and it is growing madly in my veggie garden. I have created quite a few recipes recently and here is another one, and this one is scrumptious! However it is a bit disappointing because I can hardly taste Kale, but it is good for my husband, …

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    Sweet & Sour Juicy Chicken Breasts

    My husband once told me he didn’t like chicken breasts because they are dry. No, they are not. It’s all up to how to cook them. This recipe is fast and easy! Chicken breasts are tender, juicy and delicious! My husband actually admires these chicken breasts every time. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Good Quality Chicken …

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    Chicken & Shimeji Takikomigohan

    This ‘Chicken & Shimeji Takikomigohan’ is a very simple rice dish yet so tasty as it is seasoned with the oyster sauce. Shimeji can be replaced with Shiitake, Oyster Mushrooms, Maitake or other Asian mushrooms OR you can add multiple types of them. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients Japanese Short Grain Rice 3 cups …

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    Spicy Chicken & Cucumber Goma-ae

    It doesn’t take long to cook chicken breast fillets. You can easily cook them in microwave. While you wait for the chicken to cool, slice cucumber and make the sauce. This dish can be made in ten minutes. A perfect dish on a hot day. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Continental Cucumber 1 *OR small Cucumbers …

  • Chicken Tofu

    Braised Tofu with Chicken & Shimeji

    If you like ‘Mabo Tofu’, you would like this. My quick-braise method doesn’t stir-fry Tofu so you can use soft and delicate type of Tofu for this dish. I use whatever mushrooms that I have in hand. Shimeji, Shiitake, Enoki, Oyster Mushrooms are all very nice for this recipe. Serve hot with freshly cooked rice. …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Chicken

    Chicken Doria

    ‘Doria’ is a very popular rice dish in Japan. Butter rice or pilaf is covered with White Sauce (Béchamel Sauce) and grated cheese, then baked in the oven. This ‘Chicken Doria’ is the most basic ‘Doria’ dish which is seasoned with salt & pepper. You can add herbs and spices to create your own flavour. …

  • Baking Chicken

    Chicken & Macaroni Cheese Bake

    How many times I have cooked this dish! This dish was one of my children’s favourite dishes when they young, until my daughter started talking about food calories! This is definitely not a low-calorie food but a yummy comfort food. Macaroni can be replaced with Spirals or Pennette. I used red cheddar for this photo …

  • Chicken Rice Burger

    Rice Burger with Teriyaki Chicken

    Last night I cooked Teriyaki Chicken for my son’s Bento Lunch. Today I made Rice Burgers for my lunch using leftover Teriyaki Chicken. Do you know Japanese mayonnaise and Teriyaki sauce are a good match? I sometimes use Japanese mayonnaise as a sauce like this dish Oven Baked Teriyaki Chicken. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients Cooked …

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    Chicken & Tofu Nuggets

    Do you know what is in the commercially-prepared Chicken Nuggets? I really don’t know it. Why don’t you make Chicken Nuggets by yourself? Try my recipe. It is absolutely easy and your children would love them! This is the basic nugget recipe. By adding some spices or extra ingredients, you can make a variety of …

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