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Easy Japanese Recipes – Baked Chicken Leg in Mirin


By Monica Sato


Chicken is loved by many Japanese families. It is healthy, economical and easy to cook. If you're tired of the same old baked chicken recipes and want something deliciously different with a Japanese twist, then you must not miss this.


What's really awesome about this recipe is that you don't need a wide array of Japanese condiments. In fact, just mirin and soy sauce to make the chicken unbelievably succulent and sweet!

Baked Chicken in Mirin Recipe

(serves 4)


4 pieces chicken leg

2 potatoes, peeled and sliced

1 tablespoon olive oil

salt and pepper, to taste

¼ cup Japanese soy sauce

¼ cup mirin

1 small knob ginger

1 lemon, sliced



How to make Japanese baked chicken

1. Preheat your oven to 350˚F.


2. Grease the bottom of a roasting pan with olive oil; place chicken leg and potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.


3.Next, place it in the oven and bake for about 5 to 7 minutes.


4. Meanwhile, place the remaining ingredients in a bowl to make the glaze.


5. Remove chicken from the oven and generously brush it with the prepared glaze mix.


6. Repeat the process of baking and glazing for about 4 times. The overall cooking time should be about 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked.




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