Japanese Leek & Chicken in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Japanese Leek & Chicken in Sweet and Sour Sauce

This stir-fry is aromatic and will stimulate your appetite.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

400 g
Japanese leek
1 (white section)
1 clove
1 piece
50 ml
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Oyster sauce
1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
to taste
Vegetable oil
as needed


1. Thin out the bulky parts of the chicken and cut into bite-sized pieces. Mince the garlic and ginger. Thinly slice the leek diagonally.
2. Combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, vinegar, and katakuriko for the sauce.
3. Put vegetable oil in the frying pan and sauté the garlic and ginger. Cook them over low heat until fragrant, and then add the chicken and raise the heat to high. Once both sides of the chicken have browned, pour in the sake, cover with a lid, and let it steam-fry over high heat.
4. Once the liquid has almost completely evaporated, add the leek and the Step 2 seasoning ingredients. Mix it together and let it simmer as you stir. When the leek has become tender, let it simmer properly to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

I was absolutely blown away by a delicious pork dish that my friend had made, so I changed the pork to chicken and added oyster sauce and garlic to make my own version.