Bang Bang Chicken with Umami-rich Sauce

Cooking Time
30 minutes
453 calories
2 servings

Looking for a new recipe idea for chicken breast? This recipe is an authentic Japanese style bang bang chicken. Easy and lots of proteins!

Recipe provided by AJINOMOTO CO., INC


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsps Japanese sake
  • 2-inch (5cm) green onions
  • Ginger skin
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 tomato
  • 4 tbsps white sesame paste
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsps vinegar
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce
  • 4 tbsps green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chicken juice
  • Pinch of AJI-NO-MOTO® (MSG)


  1. Leave the chicken to room temperature, put it in a pot with water, sake, green onions, ginger skin and salt and bring it to a boil. Steam over low heat for about 15 minutes and let it cool. Save 1 tbsp of steamed juice.

  2. Take chicken skin away and break the chicken meat into shreds.

  3. Cut tomato into your favorite shapes.

  4. In a bowl, put sesame paste, sugar and vinegar and mix well. Add soy sauce, chopped green onions, ginger, chicken juice and AJI-NO-MOTO® (MSG).

  5. On a dish, put tomato, cucumber and chicken.

  6. Finally, pour the sauce over chicken and serve!

Umami comes from...


Inosinate: 150-230mg/100g


Glutamate: 150~250mg/100g

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