Chicken Yakitori

Photo: David Hillegas; Styling: Lydia Degaris-Pursell

Traditionally, this is the Japanese term for chicken that’s skewered and grilled. Try our easy version of this popular Japanese street food.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Coastal Living

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Chill: 30 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 green onions, sliced into 1- to 2-inch pieces

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add chicken, turning to coat. Seal, and chill 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  2. 2. Soak 6-inch wooden skewers in water to cover 30 minutes; drain. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°). Thread chicken and green onion pieces onto skewers, discarding marinade. Grill 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.
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