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

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  • Sweet and flavorful honey soy sauce chicken bento with sauteed cabbage, Tamagoyaki, tomatoes, and fresh fruits. Enjoy with onigiri.

    Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Bento with onigiri on a table.

    Since I pack my kids lunch boxes almost every single day, leftovers often come to the rescue on busy weeks that are packed with activities.  I just need to double the batch of our dinner and use the leftovers in the bento. One of the easiest bento boxes which happens to be my kids’ favorite is this Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Bento.

    Repurpose Leftover For Delicious Chicken Bento

    Marinated in soy sauce, sake and honey, the Honey Soy Sauce Chicken makes a truly simple meal for weeknight dinner. With only 4 ingredients, it takes less than 10 minutes to prep. Before dinner, simply pop the chicken in the oven for 20-30 minutes and bake until golden brown. Whenever I make this recipe, I always double the drumettes so I can stretch them for the next day.

    Honey Soy Sauce Chicken in a cooking pan.

    Here’s how I pack their bento boxes by repurposing the honey soy sauce chicken:

    Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Bento with onigiri on a table.

    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.

    Watch How to Make Bento Video Tutorial

    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.

    Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Bento with onigiri on a table.

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    Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Bento | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com
    Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Bento
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
    Course: Main Course
    Servings: 1 Bento
    Author: Nami
    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.
    Recipe Notes

    Please read FOOD SAFETY TIPS.

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