Smart Recipes with Umami

Simmered Chicken Thigh and Shiitake Mushrooms

  • Umami-rich Recipes with Chicken

A popular dish using familiar ingredients such as chicken and fresh shiitake mushrooms.You can use shimeji mushroom and/or maitake mushroomsinstead of fresh shiitake mushroom.

 Ingredients( for 2 persons )

  • 1 piece of chicken thigh  (about 300g)
  • 6 shiitake mushrooms
  • vegetable oil
  • water
  • 2 tbsp Japanese sake
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestor sauce
  • 1 tbsp mirin    (Japanese sweet rice wine)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


  • 1. Cut the chicken thigh into bite-sized pieces. Cut the shiitake mushrooms in half.
  • 2. Heat vegetable oil in a pan, cook the chicken thigh. When the chicken turned brown, add shiitake mushrooms and continuce to cook.
  • 3. Pour water into 2 until cover chicken and shiitake mushrooms. Add sake, sugar, mirin and soy sauce and simmer until the chicken cooked.

Umami Score of Main Ingredients in the Recipe



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Shiitake mushrooms

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調理時間 15分

  • Cooking time : 15 minutes
  • Calorific Value : 500 kcal

Chicken is rich in umami substance; glutamate and inosinate, shiitake mushroom is rich in glutamate. Pairing of these two ingredients provides umami synergy and makes dish tasty.



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