• Miwa


最終更新: 2020年6月22日

Are you ready for the father's day??

If you are looking for finger-licking drum chicken recipe, I recommend today's Japanese drum chicken recipe.

It takes time, but super easy!

All you have to do is throw everything in a pan and wait for the chicken to be tender enough to fall off from the bone.

( Don't say, many of my recipes are just like this!! I'm always happy to save my time in the kitchen. haha)

The vinegar tenderizes the chicken and gives a nice freshness to overall taste balance.

It’s savory, sweet, and a little bit tangy but not too much.

I don’t know how I can describe it.. just too good.

It’s easy anyway, so give it a try in your kitchen!

Happy farther’s day♡


<Yield> 3 servings

<Prep time> 5mins

<Cook time> 45mins


10 drum chickens

½ cup worth of sliced ginger


6 tbsp of rice vinegar without MSG

4 tbsp of soy sauce

3 tbsp of sugar

4 tbsp of rice wine without MSG and salt

1 cup of water

1 tbsp of mirin without MSG

<Optional topping>

Japanese mustard

chili powder


1: Score the chicken between the born and meat.

Slice ginger thinly.

2: Place drum chickens on a nonstick pan with the skin side down, and cook them until the surface becomes nice and browned. Add ginger and seasonings in red listed above. Cover with the aluminum foil and lid.

3: Once it brings to a boil, lower the heat and simmer it for 40mins with the low heat.

Open the cover and add 1 tbsp of mirin. Simmer it for another 3-5mimns until the sauce is thickened.

Transfer onto your plate. Ready to be enjoyed.

<Miwa’s tips>

・if you don’t have a rice vinegar, substitute to apple cider vinegar.

・By scoring the chicken, it will allow chicken to be more tender.

・The size of lid should be smaller than the pan. Do not cover the lid completely as we want to evaporate the sauce.

・With pressure cooker, simmer it for 15mins after the pressure builds up, then wait the pressure to come down.

・If you are sensitive to tanginess of vinegar, try 4-5 tbsp of vinegar and add 1 tbsp of extra rice wine instead. I do reduce the amount of vinegar when I make one for kids.

・You can swap mirin for 1/2 tbsp of honey.

・Please thicken the sauce as a finishing touch.You don't want your sauce to be too soggy or watery.

<Recommended side dish>


Crunchy macaroni salad

<Storage time>

Store it in a air-tight container in the fridge for 4days.

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