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★★★★★ 8
a recipe by
Lynn Clay
Portland, OR

Posted for Culinary Quest.

★★★★★ 8
serves 8 skewers
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Barbecue

Ingredients For yakitori

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
    soy sauce
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 clove
    garlic, pressed
  • 1 lb
    boneless chicken thighs
  • 1-2
    green onion, in inch-long pieces (optional)
  • 8
    bamboo skewers

How To Make yakitori

  • 1
    Put mirin, soy sauce, sugar and garlic, if using, into a medium-sized sauce pan, and cook over medium heat until there is only half as much sauce remaining.
  • 2
    Let cool slightly while you are preparing the chicken.
  • 3
    Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces; keeping the skin on is usual in Japan.
  • 4
    Thread chicken onto skewers, alternating with green onion if desired.
  • 5
    Begin grilling the chicken skewers on both sides without the sauce, when the meat starts changing color, brush the sauce on both sides, and continue grilling, brushing on sauce about 3 times total, and turning until done.