Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Bento はちみつ醤油チキン弁当

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Between starting my new business at FishforSushi.com and making videos for my YouTube channel, I am playing catch up now.  So today I’m happy to share my kids’ favorite Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Bento!

Previous Dinner Was: Honey Soy Sauce Chicken.

Honey Soy Sauce Chicken | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

The best thing about this recipe is that you only need 4 ingredients (chicken, honey, soy sauce, and sake).  It takes less than 10 minutes to prep and simply pop in the oven for 20-30 minutes.  Need I say more? :)

Lunch Next Day:

Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Bento | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

You could put chicken drumetts directly in the bento, but knowing how slooooow my children eat, I removed the meat off from bone so that they can finish their lunch quicker.

In the morning, I reheated the chicken (for food safety reason) and made Onigiri, Tamagoyaki, and sauteed cabbage.  With all the colorful fruits and tomato added to bento box, the “leftover” lunch now is a beautiful healthy balanced meal.

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Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Bento
 
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Serves: 1 Bento
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Make Onigiri (Rice Ball) and let it cool.
  2. Make Tamagoyaki (see how to make Quick & Easy Tamagoyaki).
  3. In the same flying pan, heat oil to sautee shredded cabbage. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a silicon cup.
  4. In the same pan, reheat leftover Honey Soy Sauce Chicken until it's warm thoroughly.
  5. Wash mini tomato and fruits and cut them if necessary.
  6. Start packing cooled foods into bento box.
  7. Cool down completely before closing the bento box.
Notes
Please read FOOD SAFETY TIPS.

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If you are new to packing lunches and interested in making bento-style lunch, check out my short video below on How To Make Bento.

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  1. What a lovely combination of colours and flavours. I made sticky chicken wings today with honey, soy sauce, hoisin etc which could be added to a bento … if I didn’t nibble on a couple every time I pass by the fridge. :)

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  2. I can’t believe you have the time and energy to make your kids fresh lunches with your new business, blog, and now making videos. You’re Super Mom!

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  3. Hi Nami,
    Congratulations on starting your own business. How exciting and scary at the same time!
    I wish you much success and I don’t doubt that it will be a huge success!
    Nobuko

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  4. Eha

    Looking at that bento box I have decided: I’ll move to SF, live somewhere close to you, go back to school and knock on your door every school morning for a bento box!! Best lunch in town :) ! And it IS healthy! PS Just sent a post to friends: meant to include your business link – well, had pressed the ‘send’ ere . . . next time, Namiko-san: hope you are beginning to ‘do great’!!!!

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  5. Nami, my mother used to make soy sauce chicken for us all the time as kids and it was one of my favorite dishes. Her Chinese version is a bit different than this but I’m sure both are delicious and loved by kids…and adults like me. Everything in the bento looks delicious – what lucky kids you have!!

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  6. Love your honey soy chicken, and that bento looks really tempting! WIsh I have the time to prepare bentos for my son and myself but time is always on the rush here! Sigh!

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  7. This honey soy chicken sounds amazing, love that there are only 4 ingredients – my son would love the flavors! Another fantastic and gorgeous looking bento, thank you so much for sharing Nami :)

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  8. Nami, so are quite the busy person these days – all the very best for your new business at FishforSushi – whishing you a ton of success and then some!
    Your Honey Soy Sauce Chicken bento box looks wonderful – now I would like to eat some of that lovely and tasty chicken myself!

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  9. You make these look beautiful…I am in awe that (a) You have enough time to prepare these lip smacking awesome bentos (b) make them look like work of art (c) Photograph them like a pro.

    I learn so much from you. I can see your business is taking off, deservingly so, but don’t forget us, miss your blog posts!

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  10. That is such a healthy and nice lunch box. Completely motivated by you, I went to diaso and got us some stuff. I made a bento lunch last week and the boys loved it. The egg rolls are a great thing. Beautiful flavors Nami, your kids are so lucky.
    All the best with everything you undertake my dear, you are a super woman.xx

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  11. Nami, I want you to make MY lunch! Seriously, your children get the most balance, beautiful, healthy lunches…not to mention delicious!!! Have a great week, my friend.

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  12. You sound incredibly busy, Nami. My little guy is a slow eater too. Whenever we have chicken I always take it off the bone for him otherwise he’s there for an hour procrastinating and saying he’s finished when all he’s eaten is the skin. This honey soy lunch box looks wonderful xx

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  13. I didn’t know about a new business??? I’m going to check it out! So, Congratulations are in order! Nami, you have such a way with bento boxes. I love it! I am sure your kids have one of the most well-balanced meals in their class! Hats off to you for making such awesome bento boxes!

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  14. Orchidea

    Hi,
    I love you bento boxes! They are always so colorful and inviting!!!
    Good luck with the new business! I am sure it will go well.
    Ciao

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  15. Delicious and easy. Don’t you just love that classic combo of salty and sweet? I love that this only requires 4 ingredients too! Thank you for sharing…and I’m so excited to read about you and all your work!

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  16. Nami, I always like to see what new bento dish you put together and you never failed to deliver. The honey soy chicken looks fantastic and the combination of each item makes your bento super yummy. Thanks for sharing it!

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  17. Namiko-san, I am so happy for you and I am delighted to see that you have gone on with You tube videos and a business. I have just subscribed. You will be very successful as you work very hard and are diligent and pay attention to details. Gambatte Kudasai! I remember the honey soy chicken and this one is always a hit at our house too. We love your recipe. Have a super week and take care, BAM

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  18. Your posts are sometimes like a fancy science class taught by a mighty pretty professor :) … You explain things in such an enjoyable, visually beautiful way that even the dumbest science student like myself would fall into the professor’s charm :)
    Loved the bento indea. Balanced and healthy and satisfying and fulfilling, as always.

    Chicken drumetts picture came out insanely sexy :)

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  19. OMG, Nami I don’t know how you find time for all your activities.
    You must be super efficient at time management:)
    The honey soy chicken looks perfect golden brown and the balance between salty and sweet seems perfect to me.
    Congratulations on your new business, wish you lots of success!
    Cheers.

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