Hibachi Chicken with Fried Rice and Vegetables

This recipe is a full hibachi chicken dinner at home! With restaurant-style sautéed veggies, fried rice, and super tender chicken, this hibachi recipe is served with a spicy mustard dipping sauce that really transports you to the Japanese steakhouse!

This hibachi chicken and fried rice recipe is rich, perfectly seasoned, and tastes like it was just made at your favorite Japanese restaurant. This the perfect way to make hibachi at home!


Ingredients:


  • 4 tablespoons avocado oil divided
  • 12 tablespoons soy sauce divided
  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter divided
  • salt
  • pepper

Fried Rice

  • 1/2 cup white onion diced
  • 1 cup frozen vegetables
  • 2 eggs large
  • 4 cups rice cooked, cool to the touch

Hibachi chicken

  • 1 pound chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice fresh

Hibachi vegetables

  • 1 zucchini large, quartered and cut into 2" pieces
  • 1 white onion large, halved and cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 2 cups baby bella mushrooms about 8 ounces, quartered

Mustard sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds preferably lightly toasted
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon hot water

Wine Pairing

  • 2018 Che Fico Pinot Grigio Riserva
  • 2018 Che Fico Nero di Troia

Instructions:


  1. For the mustard sauce: Lightly toast sesame seeds if desired. (See note.) Blend sesame seeds, dry mustard, 2 teaspoons honey, half and half, hot water, 1/4 cup soy sauce, and minced garlic in blender.
  2. Make the fried rice: Heat 2 tablespoons avocado oil on medium high in a large skillet or wok. Add diced onion and frozen vegetables, and sauté until onions are almost translucent, about 3 minutes. Move the vegetables to the side of pan.
  3. Crack eggs into pan and scramble with a spatula until cooked through and fully scrambled. Add 4 cups cooked rice and 4 tablespoons butter. Cook for 5 minutes and stir frequently. Add 4 tablespoons soy sauce and cook 1 additional minute. Pack fried rice firmly into bowls to keep hot.
  4. Make the chicken and vegetables at the same time. For the chicken: Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil and 1 tablespoon avocado oil in same skillet or wok used for fried rice. Add chicken, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon butter, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to skillet. Cook chicken until it is no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes. Stir only once or twice so chicken will brown.
  5. For the vegetables: In a separate large skillet or wok, heat 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil and 1 tablespoon avocado oil on medium high heat. Add sliced onion, baby bella mushrooms, zucchini, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, salt, and pepper to skillet. Sauté until vegetables are tender, about 6-8 minutes.


NOTES:


  • For the best fried rice: Do not cook rice immediately before making fried rice. Leftover or precooked rice from the store works best.
  • For mustard sauce: Lightly toasting sesame seeds will enhance the flavor, but it is not necessary. Mustard sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.
  • To make grain-free: Substitute rice with cauliflower rice.
  • Wine Pairings
  • I recommend a crisp white or red blend to balance all the delicious Japanese flavors here, like:
  • 2018 Che Fico Pinot Grigio Riserva
  • 2018 Che Fico Nero di Troia

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