Chicken Yakitori

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Chicken Yakitori

I just wanted to say a little bit about this picture. The successful food blogs out there have the most amazing photographs of the food. They sometimes take the pictures in a photography studio or have a place in their house set up to take these amazing pictures. Well, I’m not there yet, so bare with me. I’m taking these pictures with my cell phone camera while trying to get the food ready for three hungry kids. Sometimes I forget to take pictures of the different steps of the recipes or the finished product in this case. For this particular picture, I had already filled the kids plates before remembering to take a picture, so…. the missing chicken from this picture. You gotta start somewhere!

One of our favorite local sushi restaurants has chicken yakitori on their menu as an appetizer and we have ordered it frequently and loved it. So when I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it. I’m also a big fan of recipes that dirty only one pan or two in this case because of the sauce. The clean-up is so easy! The most time consuming part of this recipe is trimming up the chicken.

Chicken Yakitori
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Recipe type: Chicken
Cuisine: Japanese
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 3½ tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (if you can't find mirin, substitute dry sherry, sweet marsala wine, dry white wine, or rice vinegar plus a tsp of sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat broiler to high. Line a jelly-roll pan with aluminum foil; lightly coat with cooking spray.
  2. Combine soy, mirin, sake, oil, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat; cook 5 minutes or until thickened. Place chicken in a bowl. Pour soy sauce mixture over top; toss. Add green onions; toss. Spread mixture in an even layer on prepared pan.
  3. Broil chicken 4 to 5 minutes; turn chicken. Broil 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is done. Transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 234 Fat: 9 g Saturated fat: 1.5 g Unsaturated fat: 6.4 g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 11 g Sugar: 7 g Sodium: 574 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 24 g Cholesterol: 108 mg
5 Weight Watchers Smart Points per serving

Preheat broiler to high. Line a jelly-roll pan with aluminum foil; lightly coat with cooking spray.
Combine soy, mirin, sake, oil, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat; cook 5 minutes or until thickened.

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Place chicken in a bowl. Pour soy sauce mixture over top; toss. Add green onions; toss. Spread mixture in an even layer on prepared pan.

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Broil chicken 4 to 5 minutes; turn chicken. Broil 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is done. Transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds.Chicken Yakitori

One Response

  1. Deb Richmond

    Your note about the picture cracked me up. This recipe sounds tasty. I have miren, I’m pretty sure I found it at Kroger. I use it in several recipes.

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