Nogi Chicken Plate

Nogi Chicken Plate

This is the Nogi Chicken Plate that's featured in my favorite novel, "Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit". I came up with the flavoring on my own.
The meat is very soft.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chicken thighs
2 pieces (about 500 g)
❤ Korean Chili Pepper (powdered or coarsely ground)
1 tablespoon
❤ Apple (Grated)
❤ Garlic (grated)
1 clove
❤ Ginger (grated)
same as the garlic
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
for frying
Coarsely ground black pepper
a small amount
Green onion (thinly sliced)
a small amount
Hot rice
as desired


1. Poke holes in the chicken thighs, combine with the ❤ ingredients, and marinate in the refrigerator for half to a full day.
2. Apply some oil to a frying pan and cook the chicken with the skin facing down. The marinade on the chicken burns easily, so it's good if you place it on top of the chicken!
3. First cook on medium heat, then when you hear it start to sizzle reduce to low heat. Don't cook with a lid. Cook both sides for about 10 minutes.
4. Wipe off any excess oil or burnt sauce from the frying pan. Add soy sauce and cook on medium heat. Once it comes to a boil remove from the heat.
5. Important note: Let the meat sit for about 5 minutes for it to soak in the juices.
6. Cut into bite-sized pieces and transfer to a plate with hot rice and it's complete. If you like, top with black pepper and garnish with green onions.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a chicken plate that appears in my favorite novel. I thought up the flavor on my own.