We used our grill for the first time this season over to weekend to grill this chicken, and it was awesome! The yakitori sauce is similar to a teriyaki sauce, but is less sweet. The great thing about this chicken recipe is that it is really quick, so would be great for a busy week night. We had a bunch of vegetables in the refrigerator that we needed to use, so we made some baked tomatoes, roasted asparagus and a salad to go with our dinner. Some brown rice and broccoli would be great with it too!
1 pound organic chicken thighs
1/4 cup sake
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup mirin
1 Tbsp sugar
2-3 wooden skewers
1. Preheat grill and soak wooden skewers in water for about 20 minutes.
2. Thread chicken thighs onto skewers. In a small sauce pan, combine sake, soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat.
3. Place skewers on grill, turning and brushing with sauce frequently. Cook for about 8 minutes, or until cooked through.
(Recipe adapted from The Complete Chicken Cookbook, ed. Justine Harding)
What are the nutritional benefits of this meal? Chicken is an excellent source of protein and is rich in B vitamins. Tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene and vitamin C. Asparagus is high in vitamin K and is also a great source of vitamin A, folate and iron.