Sweet/Salty Sukiyaki Style Chicken In Less Than 15 Minutes

Sweet/Salty Sukiyaki Style Chicken In Less Than 15 Minutes

Aren't there times when you just want to fill up on rice? Or when you have a craving for sweet/salty flavored meat? This is cooked in a jiffy so the chicken is super tender.

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

Chicken thigh meat
1, cut in long pieces.
Cooking sake
1 tablespoon to sprinkle on the chicken
Tofu (Silken or Firm)
1 block cut in 1cm thick pieces
White part of Leek
1-2 leeks. Cut and brown just the white part
Green part of Leek
Cut roughly diagonally
Dried shiitake mushrooms
4, rehydrated←Important
Chrysanthemum greens
As much as you like
1 clove crushed with the blade of a knife←Important
Korean chili pepper
1 teaspoon←Important
↑If you don't have any, use Ichimi chili pepper powder
a pinch
The flavoring ingredients:
Soy sauce
4 tablespoons
3 tablespoons
Cooking sake
3 tablespoons
1 large cup


1. Prep everything so it looks something like this.
2. First comes the chicken, skin on. Put it on a cutting board and cut it up into long pieces 7 mm thick, big enough to chew on. Sprinkle the chicken with a little cooking sake.
3. As for the leek, brown the white part a bit if it's not too much trouble because it makes it really good. Don't bother if it's a pain.
4. Then, peel the garlic, put a knife on top of it and smash it. Slam it with your fist. Don't grate it, or it will smell garlicky.
5. Heat the flavoring ingredients over high heat. When it comes to a rolling boil, throw in the whole clove of garlic.
6. Add the chicken and cook over high heat.
7. Simmer until the color of the chicken changes, then move it to the side over medium heat.
8. Add in the tofu and keep simmering. Spoon the sauce over the tofu while it's cooking.
9. It'll start to turn a nice color, which means it's really soaked up the flavor.
10. Add the browned leek, rehydrated dried shiitake mushrooms and Korean chili pepper. Spoon on the sauce again and simmer over low heat.
11. Raise the heat a bit and add the green part of the leek. Cook for a couple of minutes. Toss in the chrysanthemum leaves, and it's more or less ready.
12. This tofu tastes great with the chicken. Enjoy it covered with lots of the sauce. You could even pour the sauce on top of a bowl of rice.
13. The chicken, tofu shiitake mushrooms as well as the leeks soak up the sauce. Even kids who said they hated sweet/salty stuff will eat this.
14. The tofu, leeks and shiitake mushrooms all soak up the juice of the chicken and are sweet and salty.

Story Behind this Recipe

Tofu and leeks are so yummy soaked up with the juice of chicken.