Chicken Bistek

Posted by JMom | Monday, October 02, 2006 | , | 6 comments »

Chicken Bistek

Bistek is a classic Filipino dish of beef steak marinated in soy and calamansi juice. This is a variation of that recipe using chicken. As with most of our recipes, this is perfect for a quick weekday meal because it is quick and easy to make.

5 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
4 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp. Mirin
3 sprigs of Basil, chopped
Cracked black pepper, as much as you like
1 lemon, juiced

Marinate the chicken breasts in soy sauce, mirin, lemon juice, and chopped basil leaves for at least 30 minutes. Heat the olive sauce in a skillet and brown chicken pieces on both sides until cooked. Remove the chicken from the pan and reserve. Deglaze the pan with the marinating liquid and let it boil until it is reduced by half. Pour the sauce over the cooked chicken and top with sauteed vidalia onions.

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  1. thess // 10/02/2006 4:03 AM  

    Hello JMom! Kumusta? ^-^

    Sans mirin, we had this just last time I'll try it with mirin because it looks absolutely yummy!

    have a fine week!
    kisses from me and Charlie

  2. iska // 10/02/2006 4:48 AM  

    i just did bistek a week ago but never done it this way. hmmm... mai-try nga soon.

  3. charles ravndal // 10/02/2006 1:42 PM  

    Hmmmm my mouth is watering!

  4. charles ravndal // 10/02/2006 1:42 PM  

    Hmmmm my mouth is watering!

  5. JMom // 10/02/2006 5:02 PM  

    Hi Thess!! mabuti naman? Ikaw, kumusta ka na? Are you enjoying your new kitchen? I'm not really sure that the mirin made a big difference tastwise, but it's supposed to be a good tenderizer, so there you go :)

    Hi Iska, kaya nga yata I had a taste for bistek eh. I saw some scrumptious versions on the net including yours.

    Hi Chas!! Wish you could come by for dinner :)

  6. fruityoaty // 10/10/2006 1:57 AM  

    Mmmm, looks great.