Today I introduce you to “Japanese Fried Chicken with Egg Drop Dashi”.
This is a very delicious dish and is a popular dish in Japan. It is fried chicken breast in an egg-drop Dashi soup. Japanese fried food has very thin batter and a crunchy texture. We add the soup to the chicken right before we eat it so that we can enjoy the flavorful soup and crunchy fried chicken together. Mostly the dish is put on steamed rice so it is called Donburi. It provides carbohydrate and protein in one bowl so we usually have this during the busy lunch time.
The recipe is
Season a chicken breast with salt and pepper and batter with flour, beaten egg and bread crumbs. (See the picture, I sometimes use a supermarket flyers or newspaper to batter with flour and bread crumbs. This makes easy to cleanup!)
Fry about 5 minutes on each side. Slice and place on a plate.
Heat Dashi stock, sugar, cooking Sake, soy sauce and Mirin in a pan and pour beaten egg in the boiled soup.
Pour the egg-drop dashi soup on the fried chicken and sprinkle with green onion (to taste) right before serving.
*Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Japanese Fried Chicken with Egg Drop Dashi
I used bonito dashi stock but you can use any kind of stock. This is a Japanese style dish so It would be better to use bonito, shiitake mushroom, kelp, or anchovy dashi stock if it’s possible.
If you frequently want to add chopped green onion with a minimum of fuss to your dishes, here is a tip to store the chopped green onion. When you have time, chop some washed green onion, dry with paper towels, put in a plastic zipper bag and keep it in the freezer. Use within a month. You can add some to your dishes without defrosting.
Ingredients (servings 2)
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1 Piece Chicken Breast
Some Salt and Pepper
2 Tbsp. Flour
2 Eggs (total)
150 ml Dashi Stock (any kind)
½ Tbsp. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Cooking Sake
1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp. Mirin (Sweet Cooking Rice Wine)
Vegetable Oil for frying
Some Chopped Green Onion to taste
Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Japanese Fried Chicken with Egg Drop Dashi