Chicken Thigh Sauté with Nuts, Garlic, Butter, & Soy Sauce

Chicken Thigh Sauté with Nuts, Garlic, Butter, & Soy Sauce

This is an easy to make chicken thigh dish! Adding nuts to this sauté makes it unique. It prevents anemia and rejuvenates ageing blood vessels.

Ingredients: about 2 servings

Chicken thigh
1 thigh
Peanuts (or cashews, walnuts, etc.)
10 g (about 10 nuts)
1/2 tablespoon
■Soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon
1/2 tablespoon
■Garlic (minced)
1 clove
a small amount
1 tablespoon


1. I used one 260 g chicken thigh. Cut into bite-sized pieces and lightly season with salt. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes to allows the salt to blend in.
2. Place the nuts in a plastic baggie and use a rolling pin to crush them. You could also use a mortar and pestle and grind them into whatever size you want.
3. Mince the ■ garlic.
4. Place the chicken with the skin side down in a non-oiled Teflon frying pan. Cook on medium-high heat until crisply browned.
5. Lower the heat to medium-low, cover with a lid, and slowly cook for 3-5 minutes. Remove the lid and flip over the chicken. Sprinkle in 1 tablespoon of sake and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
6. Once the chicken has been cooked through, flip it over and cook the skin side one more time on high heat to really make it crispy (about 1-2 minutes). Remove the chicken and place on a plate.
7. Add the ■ garlic, butter, soy sauce, mirin, and crushed nuts to the frying pan from Step 6. Stir everything together.
8. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook until bubbly. Return the chicken to pan and lightly mix everything together to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

I added peanuts because they help prevent anemia, rejuvenate blood flow, and lower cholesterol. This sauce can be used with chicken or fish. This has been a standard all-purpose sauce in our home for more than 10 years.