Use of this website is subject to mandatory arbitration and other terms and conditions, select this link to read those agreements.

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

Jump to Recipe Discussion
  • This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy for details. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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

    Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Bento

    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 happen to be my kids’ favorite is this Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Bento.

    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

    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

    Japanese Ingredient Substitution: If you want to look for substitutes for Japanese condiments and ingredients, click here.

    Sign up for the free Just One Cookbook newsletter delivered to your inbox! And stay in touch with me on FacebookPinterestYouTube, and Instagram for all the latest updates.

    0 from 0 votes
    Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Bento
    Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Bento
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
    Sweet and flavorful honey soy sauce chicken bento with sauteed cabbage, Tamagoyaki, tomatoes, and fresh fruits. Enjoy with onigiri.
    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: bento box, lunch box
    Servings: 1 Bento
    Author: Namiko Chen
    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.

    Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe in your own words and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.

    You Might Also Like

    Leave A Comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Recipe Rating

    What type of comment do you have?


  • ivy wrote:
    • Nami wrote:
  • Gyoza served on a plate.
    Just One Cookbook logo
    Just One Cookbook logo

    free email series

    5 Secrets to Japanese Cooking

    Making flavorful Japanese food is

    EASIER than you think.

    You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.