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Grilled Skewered Chicken (Yakitori) Recipe

Grilled Skewered Chicken (Yakitori) Recipe

Ingredients :

    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 60 ml (1/4 cup) mirin
    • 125 ml (1/2 cup) soy sauce
    • 125 ml (1/2 cup) sake
    • 500 g (1 lb) chicken meat
    • 200 g (7 oz) chicken liver
    • 4 fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
    • 2 bell peppers, cut in 3-cm (11/4-in) squares
    • 1 leek, cut into 21/2-cm (1-in) pieces
    • 16–20 skewers, 20 cm (8 in) long
    • Seven-spice chilli powder
    • Lemon wedges for garnish

Method :

    1. To prepare sauce, combine sugar, mirin, soy sauce, and sake in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 15 minutes, reducing the sauce to 1 cup.
    2. Dice the chicken meat and liver, then thread onto skewers, alternating with pieces of leek and bell pepper. If bamboo skewers are used, soak in water at least 10 minutes before use.
    3. Heat the broiler. Baste the ingredients with the sauce.
    4. Broil the skewers for about 2 to 3 minutes, turning three or four times and basting each time, until the chicken and livers are just cooked. Do not overcook.
    5. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle the skewers with seven-spice Chilli Powder and serve with lemon wedges.

Serves 4
Preparation time : 30 mins
Cooking time : 5 mins