Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Teriyaki Chicken Patty Bento

It looks like spring has totally come around here! Various kinds of sakura are blossoming now everywhere. I feel sort of excited for no reason. How is it going in the middle of the week?

Today's post is featuring a teriyaki chicken tofu patty recipe! The rest of this bento are a grilled salmon fillet, syoyu tamago halves, purple potato salad, and noriben. Bummer, I forgot to prepare dessert!

Purple potato salad: Boil diced potato, then toss with diced cucumber, chopped onion, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt.
Syoyu tamago: Soak boiled eggs in some syoyu for a while.


babykins Healthy Tofu Chicken Patty Recipe
Chicken patties (*tsukune* in Japanese) are one of good bento dishes, which go well with both rice and bread. Especially tofu patty is soft and tasty even cold. I usually use astuage for patty because it's not watery. So you wouldn't need draining. (If you use a lot of soft tofu for patty mixture it would turn out too soft or watery.) But if you can't get atsuage you could use well-drained normal firm tofu instead. This patty is so simple but you could add whatever you like which is not watery according your tastes -- such as onion, scallion, carrot, bell pepper, beans, sesame seed and so on. By the way *teriyaki* means glossy-sauteing with sauce that includes sugar. Although this time I made teriyaki patties, fresh-sauteed plain ones are tasty with salt & pepper as well. Give it a try!
== Patty ingredients ==
1 chicken breast, skinless
1 atsuage (fried firm tofu) or drained firm tofu
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
(Some flour for dredging)

== Teriyaki sauce ingredients ==
1 part sugar
2 parts shoyu (soy sauce)
2 parts mirin (sweet rice wine)

1) Process together all the patty ingredients until ground. Be careful not to over-grind.

2) Shape it into small rounds, then dredge with flour lightly. Brown both sides of them in a greased frying pan over medium heat, then cover the pan and cook over low heat until cooked through (for about a few minutes).

3) Add some teriyaki sauce and dress well, medium-heating. Done!

This is for Yuppi. Take a look at this cute cloth. One of my dear friends sent it to me! Thanks so much dear!


  1. I love your colorful potato salad, and I will have to try those patties. Thanks for the recipe. :)

  2. That is an adorable cloth! I love the colors and the pattern, it's so cheerful. I am definitely going to try this chicken patty recipe. I'm hoping I might actually have time to make it tonight! Wish me luck :)

  3. Thanks for the sweet words! I really like this cloth. I'm wondering what to make with it now.

    Your patties looked and sounded so delish! I'm a bit jealous hehe. And I'll have to looking for Better Than Bouillon! ;)