Remove the rind, seeds, and insides from the winter melon and cut into bite-sized cubes (about 2 cm).
Cut the onion into 1 cm cubes and the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Lightly flavor with salt and pepper.
Add some vegetable oil to a frying pan and brown the chicken on high heat. Reduce to medium heat and add the onions.
Once the onions have become translucent, add the ★ ingredients and the winter melon. Once it comes to a boil, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes on medium heat.
Transfer to serving dishes, top with the grated cheese, and garnish with parsley if desired.
Story Behind this Recipe
This is about the time of the year when I want to eat warm simmered dishes. I always make Tomato Simmer , so I tried adding winter melon to it. I feel like winter melon goes with everything. This is a great dish that features winter melon as the main ingredient. Definitely give it a try.
When simmering, please stir it a few times to make sure it doesn't burn. If you add vegetables such as broccoli and shimeji mushrooms you'll get even more volume. Adding the grated cheese at the end helps to smooth out the sour taste of the tomatoes.