Not Just For Christmas! Japanese-Style Roast Chicken

Not Just For Christmas! Japanese-Style Roast Chicken

It sounds difficult to make at home, but store-bought just isn't the same. Hey you! You should try this! It takes a bit of time, but it's actually pretty easy!

Ingredients: 4 servings

Bone-in chicken thigh meat
4 (about 300 g each)
2 teaspoons
2 cloves
Olive oil
2 teaspoons
3 tablespoons
●Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
●Cumin and coriander
as needed (not necessary)


1. Pierce the surface of the chicken with a fork. Rub salt into both sides. Put into a plastic bag and let rest for 2 hours at room temperature. Rub the chicken occasionally.
2. While the chicken sits for 2 hours, grate the onion and garlic. Put into a frying pan and saute with olive oil.
3. Cook until the onions have browned, then add ● seasonings to mix in. Bring to a boil. This is the sauce.
4. When the sauce has cooled, pour into the plastic bag to seep. Remove the air from the bag and leave for at least 1 hour.
5. Take the chicken out from the bag. Remove the bits stuck to the chicken skin to avoid scorching.
6. Preheat the oven to 200˚C. Put the chicken on a grill and grill for 40 to 45 minutes.
7. Is it grilled? Well go ahead and check! The sooner the better. It has a nice soy sauce taste, pretty good eh? You can also add yuzu pepper (refer to Helpful Hints).

Story Behind this Recipe

Lining an oven tray with herbs and whatnot is a pain and I just didn't feel like doing it. So I decided to seep the chicken in an onion sauce I cooked beforehand. It's soy sauce flavored, so everyone from kids to the elderly will be able to enjoy it.