Coconut Chicken Bento


Two days ago I made this bento for my husband. It contains rice sprinkled with black sesame seeds topped with umebosi, stir-fried coconut chicken, two rolls of chicken sushi maki, three pieces of pan-fried gyoza and salad.

My husband really liked the stir-fried coconut chicken. Unlike me who prefers her soups and noodles, he would always opt for wok dishes.

Stir-Fried Coconut Chicken - serves 2
  • 2 chicken fillets, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Maggi seasoning
  • 1/4 cup cooking wine
  • 1/2 cup coconut juice
  • 1/2 cup cabbage, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • Salt, pepper and sugar to taste
  • Heat oil in a wok and saute chicken over medium high heat until lightly browned.
  • Add garlic, onion, cabbage, soy sauce, Maggi seasoning, salt, sugar and pepper. Stir-fry for around 2 minutes.
  • Pour in cooking wine and coconut juice and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add green onions and stir lightly before serving.

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  1. beautiful colourful bento wonderful

  2. Coconut chicken sounds and looks so delicious! *recipe bookmarked!* ;)

    Have a great week! ♥

  3. Chicken and coconut juice, sounds very tasty...always love your bento :-)
    Hope you have a great week and thanks for this nice recipe!

  4. That stir fry sounds great! I have not tried bento box yet, seems so intimidating making things so cute. Yours are so lovely.

  5. Your coconut chicken sounds delicious! I had never had chicken with coconut flavor (unless it's in curry or something). I want to give it a try! I can only dream to have this kind of bento for my lunch....

  6. Sounds delicious, and beautiful as always! I had a question - did you indeed use coconut juice (like, the water stuff, right?) or did you mean coconut milk?... or maybe there's another coconut product I'm not aware of :D

  7. Your husband is so lucky to have you packed so such a beautiful bento.

  8. @Charles - thank you for your compliment :-) . I used coconut 'juice', not milk, so you're right it's the one with clear colour. Normally it's sold in little cans.

  9. Are you missing Spring or is it only my imagination that these bento boxes are greener than usually? They look lovely as always and I think I'll have chicken sushi maki very soon! I have never used coconut juice! I didn't know I could cook with it, thank you for the tip.

  10. This looks really good! Love the colourful and yummy look bento!

  11. What a delicious bento! You pack such beautiful and delicious bentos.

  12. That's so colorful! :) I will substitute chicken with eggplant (I'm a vegetarian) and try your recipe. By coconut juice, you mean the coconut milk and not the tender coconut water, right?

  13. hach deine Bentos und Fotos sind immer einfach Traumhaft^^

  14. This is beautiful! I wish you could be my personal bento chef!

  15. I tried the coconut chicken at the weekend in a Picnic Bento and all were very excited about it :) Thanks for the recipe - very tasty!

  16. This looks delicious!
    You make art in kitchen!