Previous Dinner Was: Honey Soy Sauce Chicken.
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:
- Onigiri (rice ball)
- Honey Soy Sauce Chicken, bone removed
- Quick and Easy Tamagoyaki (Japanese Rolled Omelette)
- Sauteed cabbage, seasoned with salt and pepper
- Various fresh fruits
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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- Make Onigiri (Rice Ball) and let it cool.
- Make Tamagoyaki (see how to make Quick & Easy Tamagoyaki).
- In the same flying pan, heat oil to sautee shredded cabbage. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a silicon cup.
- In the same pan, reheat leftover Honey Soy Sauce Chicken until it's warm thoroughly.
- Wash mini tomato and fruits and cut them if necessary.
- Start packing cooled foods into bento box.
- Cool down completely before closing the bento box.
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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.