You may know skewered chicken that has bell pepper, onions, etc – those are kebabs. Just chicken, marinated slightly – this is yakitori. Chicken on a stick, plain and simple this is a quick and easy dinner!
4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup mirin
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons sake
freshly ground pepper
Soak the skewers in water for 30 minutes (so they won’t burn on the grill).
Drain the skewers and set aside.
Cut the chicken into small, bite sized pieces and skewer. Place in a 9×13 pan.
In a bowl stir together the soy sauce, mirin, sugar and sake. Pour over the skewered chicken and marinate for 2-4 hours. Turning to make sure all of the chicken is marinated.
Prepare your grill. Indoor or outdoor work fine. Place the skewered chicken on the grill and keep turning it so it doesn’t burn. 3-4 minutes each side until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle.
This is a very simple dinner that kids love – because anything on a stick is fun! Be careful of the pointy end, though!