My Mom's Simmered Chicken and Konnyaku

My Mom's Simmered Chicken and Konnyaku

This is my family's standard simmered dish. It's delicious even if it's chilled, so it works well as side dish in a bento.

Ingredients: 2-3 Servings

Chicken thigh
1 thigh
1 small
Boiled soy beans
Dashi stock
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
1-2 tablespoons
Sesame oil
a small amount, to taste


1. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces, parboil the konnyaku and cut it with a spoon, and roughly chop the carrot into chunks.
2. Pour a bit of sesame oil into the pan, stir-fry the chicken, and once it changes color add the vegetables and konnyaku and stir-fry together.
3. Add the dashi stock, the ★-marked ingredients, and the soy beans, set to low heat and simmer until the sauce is reduced to 1/3 of its original volume.
4. Add the soy sauce, place on small lid that sits right on top of the food (otoshibuta) on and simmer for 10 minutes.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a recipe I learned from my mother. Simmered gomoku (Recipe ID: 743610) is also highly recommended.