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Classic Japanese Yakitori

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Yakitori is a grilled chiken dish with the chicken nicely smeared in the Yakitori sauce. With a scrumptious taste, this is an amazing Korean dish. Join James in his kitchen and see him prepare Yakitori so well. Try out and enjoy!
  Chicken thigh 1
  Green onions 3
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Mirin 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sake 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Soy sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Ginger juice 1 Tablespoon

Cut the root and top off the green onion. Cut each root portion into 3 to 4 long pieces.
Skin and debone the chicken thigh, reserve the skin. Trim off and discard the fat. Chop the chicken thigh into small pieces. Also chop the skin into pieces.
Prepare the skewers by first soaking in water for half an hour. Thread the green onion, then 3-4 pieces of the chicken and then again a piece of green onion. Repeat the same with skin and the remaining chicken and onion pieces.
Meanwhile prepare the sauce. In a deep pan add all the sauce ingredients, mix well. Rapidly boil and stir, cook down to less than half until syripy. Keep an eye on the sauce or it will boil over.
Place the skewers on the grill. Turn and cook evenly. Spoon over or brush with the sauce frequently until the chicken is cooked.
Remove on a plate.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Chicken Thigh, Meat
Low Cholesterol, Low Fat
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Japanese Grilled Skewered Chicken
This is grilled chicken usually on a stick, the time-honored working-class Japanese food. Watch this video to see James demonstrate the authentic Japanese way to make this classic chicken dish, skewers of succulent chicken glazed in sweet-spicy sauce, grilled to perfection. It is the perfect dish to accompany cold beer while sitting out on the patio on a hot summer day! Once you've had this at home, you won’t have to spend on a ticket to Tokyo for the real thing.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 153 Calories from Fat 6

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.7 g1.1%

Saturated Fat 0.18 g0.88%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 14.3 mg4.8%

Sodium 1987.7 mg82.8%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g8.9%

Dietary Fiber 0.67 g2.7%

Sugars 18.6 g

Protein 6 g11.6%

Vitamin A 7.4% Vitamin C 7.5%

Calcium 1.7% Iron 5.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Classic Japanese Yakitori Recipe Video, Japanese Grilled Skewered Chicken