Just putting toppings on the chicken and baking made a crispy dish. This is an easy and elegant baked breaded chicken with shio-koji (salt-fermented rice malt)! The chicken breast is so tender and tasty that you can't believe it's nothing but a baked dish.
Stack 2 sheets of aluminium foil and shape into a bowl. (or use a heatproof bowl.)
Mince the garlic. Butterfly the chicken breast, and slice diagonally into strips.
Lay the chicken breast in the aluminium foil bowl, and spread the shio-koji. (Tightly pack the chicken breast. It's ok to overlap a little bit.)
Mix the ● ingredients, and spread the mixture on top of the chicken, then swirl in the olive oil.
Bake it for 10-20 minutes in a toaster oven. If you are using the oven, bake for about 20-30 minutes at 180℃ (350℉), then it's done.
Story Behind this Recipe
I tried to make a baked breaded dish with shio-koji, and it turned out to be very tender and delicious. Since I didn't have a heatproof dish, I substituted with an aluminium foil bowl. Adding dry oregano or basil to bread crumbs also makes the dish tasty.
Please adjust the amount of shio-koji according to your family's taste. It's also tasty to substitute the minced garlic with garlic powder. Step 5: When you are baking in the oven, if you use a grill function, it will brown the surface.