Lemon-Simmered Chicken Tenders

Lemon-Simmered Chicken Tenders

Lemon-simmered chicken tenders is a beloved staple of school lunches in Japan. Chicken tenders with this sweet and savory sauce are amazing. Have a whole one to yourself!

Ingredients: makes 5

Chicken tenders
as needed
"A" Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
"A" Sugar
2 tablespoons
"A" Mirin
1 tablespoon
"A" Lemon juice
1 teaspoon
"A" Water
2 tablespoons
Vegetable oil
as needed


1. Coat the chicken tenders with katakuriko. Dust off the excess.
2. Add a generous amount of oil to a frying pan and fry.
3. Be sure to brown both sides. Once cooked, remove from the pan.
4. Add the "A" ingredients to the same frying pan and bring to a gentle boil.
5. Return the chicken tenders and heat while basting with the sauce.
6. Transfer to a serving plate and it's complete.
7. I recommend cutting them into bite-sized pieces. These work great in a bento lunch box! Give it a try.

Story Behind this Recipe

I loved this lemon-simmered chicken in my school lunch as a student. I never missed a day of school when it was on the menu. Since I can't eat school lunches, I recreated this dish.