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.
Mix the ingredients marked ● and rub them into the chicken lightly.
Mix the ingredients for the sauce.
Add katakuriko to the chicken, and mix evenly.
Heat about 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a frying pan. Cook both sides of the chicken until golden brown.
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.
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!!
Remove skin from the chicken if you like, but I think the oils released from the skin makes this dish tastier. Remove it if you don't like greasy food. During Step 6, turn up the heat to thicken the sauce. Be careful not to let the sauce burn while reducing.