Delicious Chicken Nanban from Miyazaki

Delicious Chicken Nanban from Miyazaki

It may seem difficult but you can make this dish very easily at home. I was taught by my mother who is from Miyazaki herself.

Ingredients: 1 - 2 servings

Chicken breast or thigh meat
1 slice (300 - 350 g)
Plain flour
as needed
Beaten egg
Nanban Marinade:
◎Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
4 tablespoons
4 tablespoons
Tartar Sauce:
Boiled egg
to taste
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
◇Salt and pepper
a small amount


1. Prepare the meat (refer to the hints section for how to do this). I tend to use breast meat most.
2. Coat the chicken in a layer of flour and then dip it into the beaten egg. Fry the chicken in oil (or shallow-fry). Drain off the oil and cut into bite-size pieces.
3. Tartar Sauce: Finely chop the onion and soft-boiled egg and place in a tupperware container with the ingredients marked with ◇. Stir well.
4. Nanban Marinade: Add all of the ingredients marked with ◎ to a small saucepan and warm on high heat. When it starts to boil, add the chicken pieces and leave to marinate.
5. Once marinated, arrange the chicken on a plate, pour over the rest of the marinade, and top with the tartar sauce and a sprinkling of parsley to give a stylish finish.
6. Or try making a rice bowl by sitting the chicken on a bed of warm rice and lettuce or shredded cabbage, and covering with tartar sauce.
7. Lately I've been frying the chicken in a generous amount of oil for Step 2 If you deep-fry it, it will taste like restaurant Chicken Nanban, but if you shallow-fry it, it will taste homemade Feel free to fry how you like.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother made this a lot for me when I was a kid She's from Miyazaki and taught me well.
My Husband doesn't really like vinegar so the marinade I make is ever so slightly sweeter than my Mother's.