Sunday, February 20, 2011

Baked Kim Chee Mochiko Chicken

I have a confession, I miss fried chicken and it misses me.  Besides the fact that I know fried chicken won't help me with my fitness goals, nowadays I am just too lazy to heat up a pan of oil and stand over the stove frying chicken.  This recipe solves both those problems!!  Seriously- I do not lie when it comes to Japanese style mochiko chicken.  This chicken is so moist and flavorful and it will go excellent in your next bento box. 

I created this recipe because the last time I went home my Auntie had given me a bunch of NOH mixes.  I'm normally not a fan of pre made spice mixes because of all the excess salt and chemicals that come in them.  If you have korean/asian ingredients on hand, you could easily use kim chee base or gochijang instead of the NOH packet.

Baked Kim Chee Mochiko Chicken
adapted loosely from Hawaiian Airlines cookbook

3lbs chicken, cut into even sized pieces
1 package NOH Kim Chee mix
1/4 cup shoyu (soy sauce)
4-5 stalks green onions
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup mochiko
1/2 tsp paprika
2-3 Tbsp oil

1.  Pre heat oven to 425 degrees.  Cut chicken into bite sized pieces.  Sprinkle NOH Kim Chee mix and shoyu over chicken and mix over chicken.  Set aside for 30 minutes.

2.  Combine flour, mochiko and paprika in a plastic bag.  Add chicken into the bag and shake and coat chicken well. 

Shake, shake, shake!
3.  Line a cookie sheet with foil and drizzle the 2-3 Tbsp of oil onto the foil.  Place chicken in an even layer on sheet.  Bake for 20 minutes and turn chicken over and bake for another 10 minutes.

The chicken came out great and totally delicious!  I would definitely make this again!  A nice light coating covered the chicken and some pieces crisped up nicely, just like veggies do when you roast them.  I packed up the chicken for a bento lunch with some veggies and a brown rice musubi!
Kim Chee Mochiko Chicken in my Bento!


Anonymous said...

I'm totally going to make this Linds! It looks and sounds amazing. This blog is so great ... soon you'll have your own show :)

So question, instead of the NOH packet, I can use Kim Chee base? How much? I can find this at Ranch 99?

this! miss you!


andy King said...

First I love chicken... I can eat at anytime... Yes I always avoid fried one. This is baked... I would love to try this healthy delicacy.

Thanks for the recipe...

Lindselicious said...

Thanks Gracie! I would try 1/4 cup Gochijang (korean kim chee paste) and maybe add in a little water so its more liquidy. If you use the Japanese Kim Chee Base 1/4 cup should be enough. Ranch 99 should have one of the two at least!

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