Prepare the sauce by combining the minced leek, and all the ingredients except for the black pepper.
Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces. Put it into a bowl with the sake, sugar and salt, and rub them into the meat.
Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan, add the seasoned chicken, cover with a lid and pan fry on both sides.
Transfer the chicken to a plate, pour the leek-salt sauce, and sprinkle with coarsely ground black pepper.
This is the chicken breast version of this recipe Recipe ID: 2412575.
Story Behind this Recipe
When I tried preparing chicken thighs as I usually do chicken breasts, it became surprisingly tender and juicy. I had been using the same sauce for pork and tofu for a long time, but this was the first time I tried with chicken.
Don't forget to add coarsely ground black pepper to the chicken after adding the leek-salt sauce. (Freshly ground pepper is incredibly aromatic!) If you add loads of lettuce and other vegetables, they taste amazing with the sauce from the chicken.