Yakitori is grilled chicken speared on sticks. All parts of the chicken, thighs, skin, liver, etc. can be used for yakitori.



Yakitori Street. Shinjuku. Tokyo


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Ingredients:

•    Chicken thighs: without bone and skin
•    Japanese leek (negi), leek, or green onion
•    Soya sauce
•    Mirin*
•    Sugar
•    Honey or maple syrup
•    bamboo skewers
* Available in Japanese grocery stores and online.


Preparation:

Mix together 4 tablespoons of soya sauce, 3 tablespoons of sugar, a little bit of honey or maple syrup, a little bit of mirin and water, and heat it up until it's homogenous.
Cut the chicken thighs into about 3x2x2cm large pieces.
Put the chicken pieces into the already prepared sauce, and let it stand for a while.
Cut the leek or green onions in about 3 cm long pieces.
Spear three or four pieces of chicken and some leek on each wooden stick.
Grill them.