Super-Simple! Chicken Thighs and Onion Simmered in Sauce

Super-Simple!  Chicken Thighs and Onion Simmered in Sauce

Juicy chicken thighs go well with white rice. A frying pan, a little time, and 2 seasoning ingredients are all you need. This also works well served over rice.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

Onion (sliced)
1.5-2, medium-sized
Chicken thigh
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
60 ml
Soy sauce
40 ml
Chopped leek (optional)
a little


1. Heat a frying pan, add some vegetable oil, and cook the thinly sliced onions. Cook slowly over medium heat to prevent burning them. Sauté just enough for to lightly brown.
2. Place the chicken thighs in the pan, skin facing down, on top of the onions.
3. Cover and cook for 15 minutes over low heat. Moisture will be released from the meat and onions to steam-cook them.
4. Pour in the sake and soy sauce. Use a wooden spatula to mix, taking care not to burn the onions. Remove the lid and after 5 minutes over medium heat, turn the meat over. Simmer in the juices.
5. Remove the meat and cut into bite-sized pieces. Transfer to a serving plate. Top with the juicy onion sauce, and garnish with chopped leek to taste.
6. Another user reports that if you slice the onions too thinly, they'll burn easily.
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Story Behind this Recipe

My aunt taught me this simple recipe 25 years ago. It can be made in just one frying pan and goes well with white rice.