Cut the tofu into bite-sized pieces, boil and drain in a sieve.
Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces also, season with salt and pepper and massage in the seasonings.
If you are watching your calories, take the skin off.
Coat the chicken from Step 2 with flour. It's easier if you put it in a plastic bag and shake it about.
Heat up some vegetable oil in a frying pan. Pan fry the chicken until browned on both sides, and take it out.
Put the tofu in the frying pan and pan fry briefly. Add the ingredients marked ★ - sake, soy sauce, mirin, sugar - and bring to a boil.
Add the chicken back to the pan and coat with the sauce, and it's done! Don't overcook the chicken or it will get tough!
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to make a main dish using cheap chicken breast meat and tofu. It's a dish that's healthy for the household budget as well as the body.
Boil the tofu once and then drain off the water very well. If you boil it the night before and leave it to drain on a sieve, it works well. The tofu will not fall apart, nor will it leak water after cooking, turning out very nicely. If you can't be bothered with draining the tofu, try using deep fried tofu or chikuwa fish sticks instead, which can be used right away without draining.