Hawaiian Chicken Recipe is the Happy Recipe for today!
A Family Recipe
This time of year, I find myself making my Hawaiian Chicken recipe. I have wonderful memories of my mom preparing this tasty chicken and bringing it along to my brother’s football games. We happily ate this dinner while we sat in the bleachers and cheered his team on. Maybe that’s why I crave this dish in the fall.
I love this time of year. Gone are the light summer dinners, fall is at our doorstep, and I spend more time in the kitchen preparing family meals. While autumn and winter tend to elicit more comfort food, I like to make meals that are hearty and healthy. This is the new comfort food.
A Note About the Nester
I have very vivid memories of our family road trips and this Hawaiian chicken recipe. My mother would line a gift box with tin foil and neatly place each sliced in the box. She would also pack, perfectly round balls of rice that went great with the chicken.
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When I was a kid growing up in California, my mom was always sharing recipes with our neighbors. One friend who grew up in Hawaii had a family recipe for Hawaiian Chicken. Well, this recipe became one of my mom’s go-to dishes. So, it only makes sense that it has quickly become my family’s favorite new comfort food as well, especially since it is light and healthy. Comfort food for us is a warm, delicious meal that has a few basic ingredients. I love to pair this new comfort food with a side of Japanese sticky rice, some corn on the cob, and it is the perfect simple meal that my family loves.
A little note about the ingredients
I’m pretty picky about the type of chicken I feed my family. I always buy the no hormones and antibiotic free chicken. Did you know that Foster Farms now carries a simply raised line that is raised without antibiotics or hormones, 100% vegetarian diet, and American Humane Certified? It is so nice to have such healthy choices in our local grocery store. I can feel good about feeding this great product to my family and so should you.
You will also need rice flour and sweet rice wine. If your local grocery store doesn’t carry it in the Asian section you can use a sweet white wine
Millie’s Hawaiian Chicken Recipe
18 – 24 Boneless Chicken Thighs
2 cups Mirin (A Japanese Sweet White Wine) enough to cover the chicken thoroughly
Mochiko (Rice Flour)
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Mirin
1. Add garlic salt and Mirin in a bowl and place chicken in the marinade. Make sure that the sauce is covering the chicken thighs. Marinate the night before.
2. The next day, take thighs out of the marinade and dip in Mochiko Flour. Cover a skillet with oil and fry the chicken pieces thoroughly.
3. Place cooked pieces in pan.
4. Mix together 2 tbs of soy sauce and 2 tbs of Mirin.
5. Sprinkle soy sauce mixture over the chicken.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
7. Slice and serve.
I have altered my mom’s recipe a bit to create a new version of comfort food for my family. I coat the chicken twice which creates an even crispier outer layer. To do this, after coating with the rice flour, dredge it through the bowl of mirin and then coat again with mochiko. This super crispy chicken makes for a happy family. Also, since most of us are so busy these days, you can omit the 24 hours of soaking and instead soak the chicken for 30 minutes.
If you are like me, I’m always looking for easy and delicious chicken recipes. I recently found some incredible looking dishes on the Foster Farms recipe page. I hope you have a moment to hop on over there for some new dinner ideas, here is the link: Recipes.
I had to include this fun photo I took on our summer trip to Hawaii. Don’t be deceived by my skinny kiddos, they can put away food like nobody’s business. Ah, teenagers, you gotta love them.
By the way, my super talented brother took the chicken photos and he now has a website! Take a look at his new gallery: My Photography
Note that this is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken.