Miyazaki's Specialty Chicken Nanban

This is a super yummy chicken nanban made with chicken thighs! It's a hit with kids! Serve with a generous amount of tartare sauce!!

Ingredients: 5 servings

Chicken thighs
Beaten eggs
Plain flour
as needed
Japanese leeks, chili threads
as desired
Tartar Sauce
Hard-boiled egg
250 ml
Plain yogurt
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Nanban Vinegar
100 ml
100 ml
Soy sauce
60 ml
Sugar (if you can, use granulated sugar)
3 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
Japanese Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
Sudachi (or lemon) juice
1 tablespoon


1. These are the ingredients. Bring the chicken to room temperature.
2. Mince the onions, sprinkle with a teaspoon of salt (not listed), and let sit for 10 minutes. Next, soak in water to remove the salt and squeeze out the moisture.
3. Finely chop the hard-boiled egg and mix with the other tartar sauce ingredients. Mix together the tartar sauce as quickly as you can so that the flavors can combine evenly.
4. Combine all the nanban vinegar in a pot and bring to a boil.
5. Cut slits in the thick parts of the meat, and cut the sinews as well.
6. Coat the chicken in flour and shake off the excess.
7. Dip in the beaten egg, then fry in oil heated to 170°C.
8. Once the chicken has fried, coat in the nanban sauce while still hot. Pour some on top of the chicken as well. Let it soak for about 20 minutes. Don't soak for too long or it will get soggy.
9. Cut with a knife and transfer to a plate. Drizzle some more of the nanban sauce on top and serve with tartar sauce!
10. For a delicious way to prepare inexpensive chicken, see Recipe ID: 1115033.

Story Behind this Recipe

I was really impressed the first time I ate this kind of delicious chicken at a restaurant!
After much trial and error, I came up with this recipe.