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“This is a simple, one pot dish. Sorry, didn't time the cooking. I put in 30 minutes but it may take more or less depending on how much chicken is being cooked. I don't use it myself, but you can also add some sake to the dish as it cooks. Just a little note: I changed the soy sauce to low-sodium ... this runs a bit on the salty side using the regular shoyu. I haven't tried it with the change yet. May need to cut back on the shoyu too.”
1hr 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large pot.
  2. Add chicken and cook about 2 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  3. Add ginger. Continue cooking 3 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  4. Add all other ingredients. In adding the sugar: add some, mix, taste; repeat if needed -- too much makes it too sweet. It should be a nice balance between the salt of the soy sauce and the sweet of the sugar. Someone once told me to put in equal amounts of sugar and soy sauce -- it was a little too sweet for me.
  5. Cover and simmer until done; stirring occasionally. (about 45-60 minutes).
  6. Remove ginger (optional).
  7. Serve with hot rice. (there will be lots of gravy).

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