Fried Chicken Tender with Umeboshi for Bento

Fried Chicken Tender with Umeboshi for Bento

This is a sandwiched chicken fry with umeboshi and shiso inside. It's so refreshing and tasty. They're also great for bentos.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Chicken tenders
Shiso leaves
8 leaves
3 medium
as needed
as needed
Salt and pepper
to taste
Oil for frying
as needed


1. Remove the sinew from the chicken tender and butterfly it. Season it with salt and pepper. Remove the seed from the umeboshi and chop it up to mince.
2. Place the shiso leaf and umeboshi on the chicken tender. Fold the chicken over to sandwich them.
3. Dredge with flour, egg, and panko in order. Heat the oil to medium high.
4. Start by frying the chicken over medium heat and gradually turn up the flame. Deep-fry until they are golden brown.
5. Transfer them onto a rack to drain any excess oil.
6. Slice them in half, and dish them up.
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Story Behind this Recipe

This is our family's regular dish.