For Japanese, chicken breast is not so popular because they tend to dry out when cooked and it does not have much flavor. Chicken breast is a good source of protein and very low in calories, only little over 100 calories per 100 gram. Make sure to trim skin because it will almost double up the calories with it. Just do an extra step, you will love cooking chicken breast! I will show you how to cook a moist chicken breast meal.
Moist Chicken Breast With Mayo Soy Sauce Set Meal 481 calories
All recipes are made for 2 servings. This printable recipe box will allow you to change the serving size to adjust the recipe.
One of the popular TV show in Japan talked about a technique to cook chicken breast so it is moist and tender. First cut chicken into bite size against the grain (that sounds good). Then hit them with the back of knife as if you are making many Xs. (wow that wakes up my dog!). You do not have to hit the chicken. This recipe always makes chicken breast so moist and tender. I believe the secret is combination of potato starch and mayo soy sauce. Broccoli and cauliflower are used for garnish on this plate. When I buy these bulky vegetables, I immediately cut and blanch them. In this way they can be kept well in refrigerator without losing nutrient. Not only that, you can use for cooking, as garnish, or just snack!
Although many vegetable are now available all year round and napa cabbage is a popular winter vegetable. If you live in Japan, except warm climate Okinawa, the cabbage is normally stored in the cold area of the house wrapped in newspapers because it is too big to store in the refrigerator. It is the size of Costco watermelon! It will last up to one month in winter. In the US, you can buy smaller sized napa cabbage at local grocery store. You may see small black dots on napa cabbage mainly on white stem parts. It is NOT mold or insects. When napa cabbage is grown stressfully, due to temperature or soil conditions, it creates polyphenol. It is safe to eat and provides health benefit such as antioxidant and anti-aging. Appreciate what stressed napa can offer us!
In America, pickles are often included when you eat a hamburger, hot dog or sandwich. Japanese food comes with pickled vegetables, called tsukemono. There are varieties of tsukemono by using different kind of vegetables and method based on region. One of the common pickles is cucumbers pickled in rice bran paste. But it is too much work to make at home. Here I will show you how to make a delicious lightly pickled cucumbers. Use cucumbers that can be eaten with the skin. Ideal cucumbers for this recipe are Japanese, Persian, and English.
I like cauliflower in cream sauce and soup. Cauliflower is like a cloud, snow or angel. I want to keep them white. This recipe is almost like making white sauce using butter, flour and milk. Unique about this soup is that you add dashi and miso. Enjoy the cream soup in Japanese style!
Each 500 calories set meal comes with 100g of steamed rice. You will need to cook rice in a rice cooker or in a heavy gage pot. And measure cooked rice for 100 grams. I will show you how to make your cooking life easier. Read more How To Cook And Store Japanese Rice.