Freezable Yu Lin Chi Chinese Chicken Thighs for Bento

Freezable Yu Lin Chi Chinese Chicken Thighs for Bento

This delicious sauce goes great with rice.
You just fry them, season them, and then freeze them. All you have to do is microwave them in the morning!

Ingredients: Makes 1 thigh worth

Chicken thigh
1/2 tablespoon
1/2 teaspoon
1/8 teaspoon
a small amount
3 tablespoons
Frying oil
as needed
Green onions (chopped)
to taste
Youlinji sauce
Soy sauce
2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon
1/4 tablespoon
1/4 tablespoon
2 teaspoons


1. Cut the thigh into bite-sized pieces and put in a bowl. Add in the sake, sugar, salt and pepper and rub them in.
2. Put all of the Youlinjii sauce ingredients into a heatproof bowl and microwave for 40 seconds at 600 W. Then stir.
3. Add the katakuriko to the bowl from Step 1 and let it sit for 1-2 minutes. Next, deep fry in some preheated oil.
4. Pour the Youlinji sauce that you made in Step 2 on top of the fried chicken until it's evenly coated.
5. Place 4 pieces on top of some plastic wrap and pour a little sauce on top.
6. Wrap it up, and place it in the freezer.
7. When you're using it in a bento, microwave it with the plastic on to reheat. Place some scallions on top.
8. Due to the katakuriko in the Youlinji coating, when you heat it up in the microwave, the chicken will turn out slightly sticky.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this one night for dinner and had some leftovers. I froze them and then reheated them the next day and they were delicious. I decided to make a version for bento!