Microwaved Really Easy Chicken Tenders Stuffed With Mentaiko

Microwaved Really Easy Chicken Tenders Stuffed With Mentaiko

As long as you have chicken tenders and mentaiko, you can make this. For dinner, as a snack to serve with drinks, why not give this a try? You don't need a frying pan so cleanup is easy too.

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

Chicken tenders
Mentaiko (salt-cured spicy pollack or cod roe)
2 small
Cooking sake
1 tablespoon


1. Bash the chicken tenders flat with the back of a knife. If there are any sinews, cut or remove them gently with your knife.
2. Sprinkle the flattened chicken with cooking sake.
3. Take the mentaiko out of their sacs and spread on the chicken.
4. Wrap up with plastic wrap. Place the rolled chicken on a plate, and microwave for 3 and a half minutes.
5. Cut into easy-to-eat pieces with a knife, and they're done! I recommend dipping them in ponzu sauce.

Story Behind this Recipe

You see this served a lot at izakaya (Japanese pubs)!! I first encountered them when I went to Kyoto on a trip. This is so good. I adapted this so that it can be made easily in a microwave. You can get rid of any gaminess and soften the chicken by using sake.