Sprinkle the salt and sake onto the chicken breast, and massage it into the meat well. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes to an hour (in a plastic bag is fine), but up to one full day is OK!
Heat a frying pan and once it starts to smoke, drizzle in the vegetable oil.
Place the chicken breast into the pan, skin side down.
Immediately bring the heat to low, cover, and cook for 8 minutes. Make sure the heat is low enough that the lid does not move from the steam.
Make sure that the lid makes a tight seal.
Once 8 minutes have passed, flip over the chicken breasts and cook for about three minutes. You should have about this level of browning for a good flavor.
Make sure to cover the pan when cooking on the other side for 3 minutes. Once it is cooked, wrap in aluminum foil. Wrap it while it's still very hot. Turn off the heat at this point.
Place the chicken into a pot or on a plate and wrap tightly, and let sit for 30 minutes. If you can, place a newspaper or towel over the top to keep it warm! A pot lid is also OK.
Remove the aluminum foil. On a cutting board, cut the meat into 5 mm slices. Return the juice left in the aluminum foil to the frying pan.
Turn the heat on and once the juices start to foam, add the spinach and bean sprouts and stir fry.
Once the vegetables have been well coated and have soaked up most of the juices, it's finished. Don't forget to taste and add salt and pepper as necessary!
Pile the vegetables on the plate, lay the chicken neatly out on top, add some sauce and you're done! The photo shows 8 mm slices, but slices thinner than 5 mm are best.
Anyway, you'll be surprised by how tasty it is. If you close your eyes, you wouldn't even realize it's chicken breast, since it's so tender and delicious.
If you need more flavor, drizzle your favorite dressing on top. Sesame dressing goes quite well.
Story Behind this Recipe
With this method of sautéing cheap chicken breasts, they'll turn out so soft you wouldn't think that it was actually chicken breast meat. It's easy and healthy, great if you're dieting!
Chicken breasts are cheap and a great source of protein when you're on a diet. They're more filling than just chicken tenders, and you'll find this preparation trick makes them quite delicious. The thinner you can slice it, the more tender it will be. You can also use this method for various other foods, and they will become dishes you'll crave!