Sautéed Chicken Breast For Bento Or Lunch

Sautéed Chicken Breast For Bento Or Lunch

Easy, quick and foolproof. The chicken is very tender in this dish, so kids can eat it up too. It's well flavored so that you can eat a lot of rice and vegetables with it.

Ingredients: 1 to 2 servings

Chicken breast meat
1 (about 300 g)
★Salt and pepper
a small amount
★ Umami seasoning (optional)
a pinch
★Mayonnaise, mentsuyu (3x concentrate)
2 teaspoons each
1 tablespoon
★Grated garlic
about 1 teaspoon (or 2cm of ready-grated garlic from a tube)
White flour
2 tablespoons
Vegetables of your choice, rice
to taste


1. Take the skin off the chicken breast, cut into half crosswise, and slice diagonally. Make several holes in the meat with a fork.
2. Put the chicken and the ★ ingredients in a plastic bag, and massage the meat over the bag to rub the flavors in. Leave to marinate for at least 10 minutes. (Prep the vegetables in the meantime.)
3. When the chicken has marinated, add the flour. Coat the meat evenly with the flour by rubbing it in over the bag.
4. Add a generous amount of oil (not listed in the ingredients) in a frying pan, and spread the chicken in the pan.
5. When the chicken is browned, turn the heat down to low and turn over the chicken. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for about 2 minutes.
6. Take the lid off, turn the heat up to high, cook until brown and transfer to a serving plate.
7. Serve with vegetables and rice. Add some mayonnaise to taste, and sprinkle with black pepper. If you serve tomatoes or boiled eggs on the side the plate will be more colorful and filling too.
8. If you mix the cut up chicken just before serving with finely shredded vegetables, add French dressing and black pepper, it will become a salad you can serve to guests.

Story Behind this Recipe

Chicken breast meat is cheap! And it's often on half price sale! (Translator's note: in Japan white chicken meat is cheaper than dark meat.)
I worked on the ingredients and method for this recipe so that it would be foolproof.