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Original Tender Youlinji (Chinese Deep Fried Chicken with Sweet and Sour Sauce) made with Chicken Breasts

Original Tender Youlinji (Chinese Deep Fried Chicken with Sweet and Sour Sauce) made with Chicken Breasts

No matter how often you eat it, it's always yummy! I added additional recipes to make this dish more tender.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Basic recipe
Chicken breasts
2 (about 600 g)
・Sake
1 tablespoon
・Sugar
1 teaspoon
・Salt
1/4 teaspoon
Katakuriko
about 6 tablespoons
Recipe to make this dish more tender:
Chicken breasts
2 (about 600 g)
・Sake
1 tablespoon
・Sugar
1 teaspoon
・Salt
1/4 teaspoon
Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon
Katakuriko
about 6 tablespoons
Recipe to make this the meat even more tender:
Chicken breasts
2 (about 600 g)
・Sake
1 tablespoon
・Sugar
1 teaspoon
・Salt
1/4 teaspoon
Vegetable oil
1 teaspoon
Honey
1 teaspoon
Egg
1/2 ( 25 g)
Katakuriko
about 6 tablespoons
Youlinji sauce (Recipe ID: 2202727)
Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
Sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons
Vinegar
1 tablespoon
Water
1/2 tablespoon
The white part of a Japanese leek
about 10 cm
White sesame seeds
1 tablespoon
Oil for deep-frying... as needed

Steps

1. [Make the sauce] ① Add soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, and water to a heatproof dish, and microwave for 1.5 minutes at 600 W.
2. Add minced white part of the Japanese leek, and white sesame seeds, then mix.
3. Chop the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces, and put into a bowl. Add sake, sugar, and salt. Rub in the chicken, and let it sit for a while.
4. Step 3 is preparation to make the chicken breasts tender. "Salted chicken style prep method" (Recipe ID: 1361151)
5. Basic recipe ① Add katakuriko into the Step 3 bowl, and mix with chopsticks. Coat the chicken breasts with the katakuriko.
6. ② Deep-fry Step 5 chicken in heated oil, and pour Step 2 sauce on top.
7. Recipe to make this dish more tender ① Steps 1 ~ 3 are the same. Add mayonnaise into Step 3 bowl and mix, then let it sit for a while.
8. ② Add the katakuriko into the Step 7 bowl, and whisk with chopsticks. Coat the chicken well with katakuriko.
9. ③ Deep-fry Step 8 chicken in the heated oil, then pour Step 2 sauce on top.
10. [To make this dish even more tender] ① Steps 1 ~ 3 are the same. Add vegetable oil and honey into Step 3 bowl, and mix. Let it sit for a while.
11. ② Add the egg and katakuriko into Step 10 bowl, and whisk with chopsticks.
12. ③ Deep-fry Step 11 in the heated oil, then pour Step 2 sauce on top.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is the original recipe from our family's various Youlinji recipes!
I followed "Salted chicken style prep method" (Recipe ID: 1361151) to make the chicken breasts tender.