Fluffy & Juicy Simmered Aburaage Stuffed with Ground Chicken

Fluffy & Juicy Simmered Aburaage Stuffed with Ground Chicken

When you take a bite of this delicious stuffed aburaage, the juicy broth and fluffy meat stuffing is irresistible.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Minced (ground) chicken
200 g
Shiitake mushrooms (optional)
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
Salt and pepper
a small amount
★ Water
300 ml
★ Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
★ Sake
1 tablespoon
★ Mirin
1 tablespoon
★ Sugar
2 teaspoons
★ Salt
1/3 teaspoon


1. Julienne the carrots and mushrooms, and mince the onion. Cut the aburaage in half and make bags.
2. Put the ground chicken, all cut ingredients other than the aburaage, egg, sesame oil, salt and peper in a bowl. Knead by hand until the ingredients are mixed well.
3. Divide the mixture from Step 2 into 6 equal parts and stuff into the aburaage bags. Use toothpicks to "sew" the bags shut.
4. Put all of the ★ ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Arrange the aburaage bags from Step 3 in the pot and cover with an otoshibuta (dropped lid). Cook over low heat for around 15 minutes, boiling down the liquid.
5. Finally, remove the toothpicks and place the aburaage on a dish. Pour the leftover boiling liquid on top. All done.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother-in-law, an excellent cook, made this for me. It was so delicious and it made quite an impression on me!
I was only taught a few pointers, and have tried to make it many times, but I haven't been able to reproduce the flavor yet. I keep trying...