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Marinated Chicken Breast in Shiso - donburi (rice bowl)

Have you heard about shiso leaves? Shiso is a Japanese perilla called a "Japanese herb." I can find the shiso leaves in Japanese grocery stores in New York, but my dear friend gave me the shiso leaves this time. The shiso leaves were grown in her garden in Brooklyn! I usually use shiso for sushi or salad, but I make "Marinated Chicken Breast in Shiso." It is an easy and healthy recipe. I hope you enjoy it!

shiso leaf

I usually marinate the chicken first, but this time, I marinated chicken breast in shiso before I cooked them⇩


<Servings: 2>

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, each about 4 ounces

6 shiso leaves

3 Tbsp Sake (shochu should be ok)

2 Tbsp Soy sauce or Tamari

2 Tbsp Sesame Oil

1 small dried red chili flakes


1. In a small bowl, mix the marinade ingredients: sake, soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili flakes.

2. Wrap the chicken with a shiso leaf, and the leaf will cover the entire chicken.

3. Put the chickens in a container and pour the marinade sauce over the chicken. Massage gently to coat and cover the container. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour (at least 30 minutes).

4. Heat a grill pan for 1 minute, then add the chicken and marinade sauce. Add 1-2 tbsp of sesame oil if the chicken absorbs the sauce. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side until cooked through.

After cooking the chicken, I had the marinade sauce; I cooked chopped fresh kale in the same pan.

I like to eat the chicken with the rice and nori seaweed.

Marinaded Chicken Breast in Shiso Donburi (rice bowl)

Posted on July 30th, 2018

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