The vinegar and umeboshi lighten up the flavors of this chicken, but the dish also carries a lot of punch and richness! You can prepare it in just one frying pan. Simmer in vinegar to tenderize the meat!
Rub the ◎ ingredients into the chicken wings and let sit for at least 10 minutes. Remove the skin from the garlic and crush.
Heat vegetable oil in the frying pan. Add the chicken and garlic and cook on medium heat until thoroughly browned.
Once the chicken has browned, add the umeboshi torn into pieces and the ★ ingredients. Lid and simmer on medium heat for 15 minutes. Occasionally stir, and if it seems like it's going to burn, reduce the heat.
Remove the lid and simmer for about 10 minutes on medium heat until glossy, and they're complete.
Story Behind this Recipe
I made this for my husband who loves garlic. It's something that's easy to make in just one frying pan.
At first if you brown the chicken without moving it around you'll be able to add a glossy sheen to its surface while getting rid of the meat's gaminess. This recipe is very simple, just simmer in one frying pan! Simmer using sake, so the meat softens in a short amount of time. Plum and garlic go well together! It adds a punch to chicken, which be bland at times!