Easy Chicken Thigh with Salty Onion Sauce

Easy Chicken Thigh with Salty Onion Sauce

15 minute prep time!! You can make a main dish without fail. This also works great as an accompaniment to drinks!!

Ingredients: 1-2 servings

Chicken thigh
Sake (optional)
a small amount
Salt and pepper
a small amount
★Japanese leek (finely chopped)
★Salt and pepper
a small amount
★Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
★Black pepper (optional)
a small amount


1. Cut slits into the thick section of the chicken thigh so that it will cook through easily. Season with salt, pepper, and sake, and let sit for 5 minutes.
2. While the chicken is marinating, prepare the sauce. Combine the ★ ingredients.
3. Cook the chicken. Heat a frying pan (with no oil). Place the chicken in the pan with the skin side down and pan-fry on medium heat until browned.
4. Once the skin side has browned, flip it over. Cover with a lid and cook on low heat for 5-8 minutes. Keep an eye on it as it cooks.
5. Stick it with a skewer and if the juices run clear, it's done! Once it has been cooked through the center, flip it over once again and cook on medium heat for a crispy finish.
6. Slice into bite-sized pieces and arrange on a plate. Top with the sauce from Step 2 and it's done. Optionally garnish with chili threads or ichimi spice.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wondered if I could reciprocate a restaurant flavor in my own home, and when I tried, this recipe was born This is a no-fail recipe! Since the sauce ingredients just get mixed together, it can be used for yakitori or any meat/fish dishes. I think it would be good for various arrangements.