Stir-fried chicken is a common dish in Japan. The combination of chicken, potato and cheese is very good. However, you can substitute the chicken with any kind of meat. I just used the chicken this time since I have a lot of leftover chicken in my refrigerator.
The key ingredient is “Yakiniku no tare (Japanese BBQ sauce)”. This sauce is very different from Western style BBQ sauce. This sauce is very useful for Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ), stir-fry, fried rice and so on.
This dish is very easy to make. It has a thick taste. I highly recommend eating it with cooked rice and miso soup. If you are curious, please see my article of MISO SOUP.

Ingredients (2 plates):

  • 2 big pieces of chicken thighs
  • 1 big potato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons of *Yakiniku no tare (Japanese BBQ sauce) -> See picture A.
  • Shredded cheese (as you like)
  • Parsley flakes (as you like)
  • Cooked rice and miso soup (If you like)
Picture A: *Yakiniku no tare (Japanese BBQ sauce)

Here is how to make it at home. Cooking time is about 20 - 30 minutes.

  1. Cut chicken and potato into bite size chunks. Slice an onion.
  2. Microwave the potato for 2-3 minutes. (In this way, you can save the time to cook the potato.)
  3. Preheat sesame oil in a frying pan with medium heat. Add the onion. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes or until the onion is soft.
  4. Add chicken. Stir and simmer with a lid for about 5-10 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. -> See pictures B, C & D.
Picture B
Picture C
Picture D
  1. Add the potato and stir for 1 minute. Add *Yakiniku no tare (Japanese BBQ sauce) and simmer with lid for 3-5 minutes or the potato is fully cooked. -> See pictures E, F & G.
Picture E
Picture F
Picture G
  1. Add shredded cheese and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat. -> See picture H.
Picture H
  1. Pour the stir-fried chicken with sauce on plates. Sprinkle parsley flakes on top.