Tender & Juicy! Sauteed Chicken Breast with Salt

Tender & Juicy! Sauteed Chicken Breast with Salt

Mix the chicken with sake, sugar, salt and mayonnaise and coat with katakuriko. You will have a surprisingly tender chicken, and the green shisho leaves will heighten the flavor.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Chicken breasts
2 (about 600 g)
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
Coarsely ground pepper (or normal powdered pepper)
as needed
4 tablespoons
Vegetable oil
2 tablespoons
Green shiso leaves
about 10


1. Slice the chicken breast diagonally into 1-cm thickness. Cut each in half lengthways ( for thin oblongs).
2. Add Step 1 into a bowl with sake, sugar, salt, mayonnaise and pepper. Mix well and let it sit for a while.
3. Add the katakuriko to Step 2 and stir well.
4. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan and arrange the Step 3 chicken breast. Cover with a lid and cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes.
5. After the chicken starts to brown, remove the lid. Turn over the chicken pieces and cover with the lid. Continue to cook over a low heat for 1 minute.
6. Turn the heat off and leave to stand for 1 minute, still covered with the lid.
7. Remove the lid and add the julienned shiso leaves and transfer to a serving dish.
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Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make the chicken more tender than my previous recipe, so I added mayonnaise to the marinade. The resultant chicken was very tender as I had expected.