Simmered Chicken & Daikon Radish

Simmered Chicken & Daikon Radish

This is a simmered daikon dish that everyone absolutely loves.

Ingredients: serves 2

Chicken thigh meat
1 thigh
Daikon radish
★Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
★Mentsuyu (3x concentrate)
1 tablespoon
★Grated ginger
1 clove
2 tablespoons
a small amount
a small amount
Vegetable oil (for frying)
1 tablespoon
Finely chopped green onion
a small amount


1. Remove the skin from the chicken and cut into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle salt and pepper and set aside.
2. Cut the daikon into bite-sized pieces (rough cut).
3. Parboil the daikon in water that was used to wash rice. They'll be simmered later, so it's okay if they're still a bit hard.
4. Add vegetable oil to a frying pan and cook the chicken.
5. Add the parboiled daikon and cook together until the daikon has a cooked color.
6. Add the ★ ingredients, cover with a lid and simmer until the daikon absorbs the flavor.
7. If you bring it to a boil then stop the heat, it's easier for the daikon to absorb the flavor. When it becomes cold, turn on the heat and bring it to a boil again.
8. Once the daikon has absorbed the flavor, increase to medium heat and simmer to create creaminess. Top with green onions and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

Whenever I buy daikon, I make simmer dishes. I thought it would be delicious with chicken, and after trying out various dishes I arrived to this flavor. This is my family's standard side dish.