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Shoyu Chicken

Bento: Shoyu Chicken, rice, carrots, cucumbers, tomatosI found this recipe from Hapa Bento, and had been wanting to try it out since it looks like a good thing to keep in my freezer stash.

On it’s own it was a little salty (even with using low-sodium soy sauce), but having it with rice made it mild and tasty. I also added in a little bit too much of the Chinese 5 Spice because it was a new jar and I opened it over my cook pot so a little extra spilled out. Oops!

However, it’s definitely one that I’ll be doing again, and in the meantime I have lots of chicken for bento lunches ready to go! This was a REALLY easy recipe, too! (I took a better picture with my real camera, but need to find the cord to upload to my computer. In the meantime, enjoy a picture from my phone’s camera!)

Shoyu Chicken


2 pounds free-range chicken thighs and legs ( it doesn’t matter if it’s boneless or skinless)
1/2 to 1 cup soy sauce to taste
1/2 cup mirin
1 tbs or more to taste of grated fresh ginger root
1/2 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice Read the rest of this entry