Are you getting ready for the holidays? Christmas shopping, Holiday parties, menu planning, booking airline tickets, all that comes with the holidays is very time consuming. I don’t mind, actually I love it. However, cooking seems to be last on my list during these days. Unless of course I can find a quick recipe. I cherish a home cooked meal, and the faster I can make it, the better. I had Yakitori Chicken only once, but I fell in love, and when I found a recipe, I held on to it for quite some time, waiting for the right time to cook it up. And here we are! You can use these as appetizers, or you can make some rice and vegetables on the side to make this a whole meal.
What you’ll need:
- 1 pound boneless chicken thighs
- 1/2 cup dark soy sauce
- 1/4 mirin
- 2 tbsp sake
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
- 1/2 tsp grated ginger
- scallions, sliced thinly, for garnish
Cut the chicken into one inch pieces.
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients (except chicken and scallions). Transfer to a small sauce pan, then bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer, and simmer it for about 7 minutes, until thickened. Reserve 2 tbsp of the sauce for serving. Add the chicken, and chill for at least one hour, but no more than four.
Soak wooden skewers in water for one hour. Preheat grill or broiler (I used a grill pan). Thread the chicken pieces onto the skewers. Grill for 3 minutes on each side. Serve as an appetizer, or over rice. Drizzle the rest of the sauce over the chicken skewers and garnish with scallions.