Sweet and Savoury Stir-Fried Chicken and Onion

Sweet and Savoury Stir-Fried Chicken and Onion

Chicken and onion cooked in sweet and savory sauce. Enjoy as a side dish or as an appetizer with drinks.


Chicken thigh
1 thigh
1 large
Sliced ginger
as needed
1 tablespoon
☆Soy sauce
2/3 tablespoon
2 tablespoons
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Vegetable oil
1 teaspoon
To finish:
Radish Shoots, etc
as needed


1. Cut the chicken into 8 pieces. Cut the onion into 1.5 cm thick semicircular slices (or round slices). Thinly slice the ginger.
2. Add the vegetable oil and ginger in a heated frying-pan over a low heat, and slowly fry until fragrant.
3. Add the chicken, and pan-fry the skin side first over medium heat.
4. When the skin is browned, flip, and fry the other side for a while.
5. Add the onion, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and continue stir-frying.
6. Add the sugar, and mix. Swirl in the ☆ sake and soy sauce, and briefly stir-fry. Cover with the lid, and cook for about 30 seconds.
7. Open the lid, stir-fry over high heat to evaporate the liquid, and it's done.
8. Serve on a plate, and enjoy. Garnish with daikon radish shoots if you prefer.

Story Behind this Recipe

I got loads of onions, so I cooked them with chicken. I seasoned them to go with rice or sake.