This recipe serves four not very hungry people, but you can easily double it. Tonight we were saving room for a popcorn and movie night.
4 chicken drumsticks
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
1 lemon, sliced
1 potato, sliced
salt and pepper
Marinate the chicken in equal parts soy sauce and mirin for one hour or a few days. Put it into a small baking dish with the marinade, the potato and the lemon. Dot with butter and sprinkle the potatoes with salt and pepper. Put in a 350 degree oven and bake until the chicken skin is nice and browned. You can cut a drumstick to be sure it has cooked to the bone. (I hate dry, overcooked chicken, but I have fed large groups of people slightly undercooked chicken enough times to check now. People FREAK out.)
Remove the the chicken to a plate. Submerge the potatoes in the juices, cover the dish with aluminum foil, and return to the oven. Turn it up to 400 degrees to finish cooking. When the potatoes are done, serve them with the chicken and a sprinkle of parmesan.
I served this with cucumbers seasoned with salt, sugar, and rice vinegar.
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