Thursday, July 30, 2015

Food Recipe of the Day: Yakitori Chicken

Yakitori Chicken
Yakitori Chicken
Yakitori is a Japanese term used to designate nearly any type of skewered, grilled food. By far the most popular option for Yakitori is chicken due to how easy it is to cut and skewer the chicken properly. Follow this recipe for delicious grilled chicken yakitori!

Used In This Recipe:

Grilled Yakitori Chicken


- 1 pound chicken livers, gizzards or boneless thigh meat
- ½ cup dark soy sauce or tamari
- ¼ cup mirin
- 2 tablespoons sake or dry sherry
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
- ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- Scallions, thinly sliced, for garnish


  1. Cut chicken into one-inch pieces and place in a shallow dish.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine soy sauce or tamari, mirin, sake or sherry, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. Bring to a simmer and cook for 7 minutes, until thickened. Reserve 2 tablespoons sauce for serving. Pour remaining sauce over chicken, cover, and chill for at least one hour (and up to 4 hours).
  3. If using wooden or bamboo skewers, soak them in water for one hour. Preheat grill or broiler. Thread chicken pieces onto skewers, and grill or broil, turning halfway, for about 3 minutes for livers, 10 minutes for gizzards and 6 minutes for thighs. Serve drizzled with reserved sauce and garnished with scallions.

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