The lemon gives this a tang, and the shio-koji really softens the meat. It tastes great on thigh meat too.
I came up with this as an easy and quick bento dish. When I serve it to my family at mealtimes, I add garlic, but I leave it out when I'm making this for bento. It's still delicious without.
You can bake this in the oven instead of frying.
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