Pan-fried Chicken Thigh with Honey and Lemon Juice

Pan-fried Chicken Thigh with Honey and Lemon Juice

The zesty aroma of lemon stimulates your appetite. The gentle honey flavour is delicious. This is not too sweet, so even people who don't like sweet food can enjoy this dish!


Chicken thigh meat
2 (550-600 g)
1 tablespoon
●Lemon juice
1 and 1/2 tablespoons
●Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons
Vegetable oil
about 1/2 tablespoon
For the sauce
Lemon juice
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Lettuce etc
as needed
Cherry tomatoes
Lemon slice


1. Remove sinews etc., from the chicken thigh. Make shallow cuts across any thicker parts of the chicken to flatten the meat evenly. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
2. Mix the ingredients marked ● and rub them into the chicken lightly.
3. Mix the ingredients for the sauce.
4. Add katakuriko to the chicken, and mix evenly.
5. Heat about 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a frying pan. Cook both sides of the chicken until golden brown.
6. Cover with a lid while pan-frying to cook thoroughly. Once the chicken is cooked, add the sauce to the pan. Slightly turn up the heat and coat the meat with the sauce.
7. Serve the chicken with vegetables of your liking. Add a lemon slice to the plate, and enjoy!!

Story Behind this Recipe

The sweet and sour flavors of this dish will stimulate your appetite. Adjust the amount of the honey if necessary. You might feel this dish will turn out too sweet, but the salt, pepper and soy sauce help bring the sweetness down a little. This dish is good to place in lunch boxes, so pack in your bento!!