Jidori Chicken Recipe is a healthy, delicious way to cook one of many types of chicken. Japan has many different types of chicken, but Jidori is the most popular and flavorful.
It’s a Japanese organic, free-range chicken with a deep flavor that is often compared to other “farm-raised” chickens.
The taste of the Jidori Chicken Recipe has been described by those who have tasted it as succulent, juicy, and flavorful. It is one of the most popular dishes in Japan.
Roasted Jidori Chicken Recipe
Prepare Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
- 2 skin-on jidori chicken breasts, excess fat trimmed
- 1 vegetable oil for browning
- ground black pepper to taste
- 6 oz. fingerling potatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick coins
- 6 oz. wild mushrooms, sliced to 1/4 inch
- 2 pinches herbes de Provence, or to taste
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
- 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
- ½ cup chicken stock, or to taste
- Salt to taste
Step By Step Instructions
1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Season chicken on both sides with salt, pepper, and herbes de Provence. Place on a baking sheet and pour enough vegetable oil over the chicken to lightly coat; spread out on the baking sheet to form an even layer and place in the oven for 5 minutes.
3. Remove from the oven and flip over, then return to the oven for another 5 minutes, or until cooked through and slightly crisp outside.
4. While chicken is roasting, place potatoes in a large pot of salted water, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender when pierced with a fork (about 15-20 minutes). Set aside
5. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat, add olive oil and butter and cook chicken breasts on both sides until brown.
6. Remove from the pan and set aside in a bowl. Add mushrooms to the pan and sauté until lightly browned (about 2 minutes). Return chicken breast to the pan along with potatoes, herbes de Provence, cayenne pepper, stock, and rosemary; season with salt to taste, cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
7. To serve, place cooked potatoes in a serving bowl on top of the chicken mixture, and pinch each one open at the center so you can use them as handles to eat with your hands.
8. To serve, place a spoonful of the chicken mixture in the center of each potato, roll up and serve with your choice of dipping sauce.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
- Calories: 455
- Total Fat: 15 g
- Saturated Fat: 4 g
- Cholesterol: 98 mg
- Sodium: 210 mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 19 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1 g
- Protein 25 g
What Makes Roasted Jidori Chicken Special?
Jidori is a type of chicken that is raised according to the traditional Japanese method in all-natural chicken farms and is not confined to factory-style farms like other chickens.
The natural environment enables jidori to grow at their peak potential and thrive on better nutrition from eating fresh green grass every day as opposed to corn or soybeans which are fed on commercial farms.
This results in tastier meat and higher nutritional content for consumers. Jidori also comes from chickens that are fed a diet of grains, antibiotics, and hormones.
What Does Roasted Jidori Chicken Taste Like?
Because of their fresh food diet and natural environment, chicken breasts from Jidori have a stronger flavor than commercial chicken breasts.
The flavor is different depending on the type of farm you buy it from and the amount of time that each chicken is raised in the natural environment.
Jidori tastes more robustly meaty with a richer texture than chicken breast that was produced on factory farms.
How Should I Serve Roasted Jidori Chicken?
Jidori chicken is also traditionally eaten at lunchtime, but it’s also delicious and served as a main dish with a side of vegetables or potatoes. You can also cook it in advance to have it ready for a party or family gathering.
Is It Suitable For A Home Party?
It would be best if you could make this at home, but if you don’t have the time to cook it yourself, then it’s still good when served with various dipping sauces at your next party. You can impress the guests and your family and friends with this scrumptious dish.
I hope you enjoyed reading and will try this recipe at your next party. It is one of my favorite Japanese foods, and I make it whenever I have time to cook for a large group. The taste and texture of Jidori Chicken have never failed me yet!