recipe Plenty of food!How to make "Kenchin-jiru with chicken"

recipe Plenty of food!How to make “Kenchin-jiru with chicken”


Writer : Uehara Hanana

Registered dietitian

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Plenty of chicken flavor. How to make Kenchin-jiru (cooking time: 30 minutes)

Kenchin-jiru and rice in a bowl

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Kenchin-jiru is originally a shōjin dish that does not contain meat or fish, but adding chicken makes it a hearty dish. The soup with the umami of chicken and the sweetness of vegetables is exquisite. In this article, I will introduce a well-seasoned recipe that will serve as a side dish for rice.

Ingredients (for 4 people)

Ingredients for Kenchin-jiru on a tray

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・ Chicken thigh …… 1 piece
・ Cotton tofu …… 1/2
・ Radish …… 10cm (150g)
・ Carrot …… 1/3
・ Burdock …… 1/2
・ Long onion …… 1/2
・ Shiitake …… 4 sheets

Dashi soup

Seasoning of Kenchin-jiru on a tray

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・ Sesame oil …… 1 tablespoon
・ Water …… 600cc
・ Soy sauce …… 2 tablespoons
・ Mirin …… 1 tablespoon
・ Salt …… Slightly
・ Granules …… 1 teaspoon

Points to make delicious

You can enjoy the savory flavor by first roasting the chicken in sesame oil until it is browned. You can also prevent the smell from coming out. When adding vegetables, fry well until the oil is familiar. The umami of vegetables will be brought out and the taste will be improved.

How to make

1. Cut vegetables

Green onions, shiitake mushrooms, carrots, radishes in the tray

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Cut the green onions diagonally with a width of 5 mm, and slice the shiitake mushrooms into thin slices. Cut carrots and radishes into 5 mm thick ginkgo biloba.

Burdock in a glass bowl

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Cut the burdock into 5mm wide diagonal slices and expose to water. After about 5 minutes, let it drain.

2. Cut the chicken and drain the tofu

Chicken thigh cut into bite-sized pieces

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Cut chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces, removing excess fat and muscle.

Cotton tofu wrapped in paper on a plate

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Wrap the cotton tofu in kitchen paper and drain it.

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