Chicken: Yakitori (BBQ Chicken on Skewers)

posted by Jan B 08-20-98 1:17 PM

YAKITORI (Barbecued Chicken On Skewers)

1/2 c mirin or saki or sherry
2 Tablepsoons sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 sm. chicken, meat removed from bones & cut in bite-sized pieces
6 green onions, cut in 2 inch pieces
2 green peppers, cut in pieces


Soak bamboo skewers in water.

Bring to a boil mirin (sweet rice cooking wine) or saki or sherry 2 tbsp. and sugar Mix in 1 tbsp. cornstarch.

Add cornstarch mixture slowly to boiling sauce, stirring and continue about 1 minute until the cornstarch cooks and sauce is slightly thickened. Cool. Marinate chicken pieces about 1 hour in sauce.

Skewer chicken and vegetables on skewers and broil, either in oven or over charcoal, basting with sauce.

Don't scorch sauce or it will become bitter. Place on large platter to use as main course.

Pour remaining sauce over skewers and serve with side dish of rice.

Pieces can be cut smaller and small skewers used to serve as an appetizer.

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