Tweet tweet! Japanese styled Yakitori is the perfect stuff to go with your sake, and great food to have on the go, any time of the day. And we mean any time of the day, since there is no complex ingredients needed in order to make these babies.

The secret to superb yakitori lies in the versatile sauce that is home-made. This is both EASY to make and totally YUMS to have. This special sauce in hand and mouthfuls of smokin’ grilled chicken will make it an instant hit with people you serve them to!

One important thing to take note is to brush the sauce on each side every 45 seconds while grilling, such that the taste will have more impact.

That said, enjoy the cookin’!

Yakitori 焼き鳥
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  1. 6 bone-in chicken legs
  2. 1 cups mirin
  3. 1 cups soy sauce
  4. 1/2 cup sake
  5. 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  6. 8 thin slices of ginger
  7. 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  8. 1 tsp black pepper
  1. Remove bones from thighs and set aside
  2. Cut chicken into 1” pcs
  3. Soak bamboo skewers in water
  4. Place the bones in a pot, and add soy sauce, mirin, sake, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, and black pepper. Cook until sauce thickens.
  5. Thread 6 pcs of chicken per skewer
  6. Strain yakitori sauce and let it cool
  7. Build a charcoal grill and place skewers over.
  8. Grill for about 3 mins on each side
  9. Turn and brush with sauce every 45 seconds for next 3 mins
  10. Dip in sauce before serving.
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  1. Kevin 2 years ago

    Hello there! This looks great! I intend to try it this weekend. Just wondering. Is there salt in the mirin used in this recipe? And do you use cooking or regular sake? Many thanks!

    • the meatmen Author 2 years ago

      Thanks, most mirin contain quite abit of salt,another option is too look for low sodium mirin out there.

      • Kevin 2 years ago

        Also, would you use regular or cooking sake? Cheers!

        • the meatmen Author 2 years ago

          Both is fine, try it out and let us know the results, if you want a more flavorful sauce, add more chicken bones when making it.

  2. Can I use the oven instead? Or it wouldn’t have the nice smoked flavor of a bbq grill?

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