By mianbao on November 01, 2003
Photo by BakingGuru
Photo by BakingGuru
"Grilled chicken skewers popular in Japan. Chicken thigh meat, green onion, chicken liver, hearts, gizzards, chicken skin can be prepared this way. It tastes best cooked over charcoal. Mirin is a sweet Japanese sake (rice wine). Ordinary sake may be substituted for the mirin, with additional sugar. Translated from Shinkatei Hyakkajiten Vol. 1, Kodan-sha, 1967, with adaptations by me. The garlic is from a suggestion from a person selling this by the side of the street. Use standard American cups. Please use a roomy saucepan for the sauce, as it has a tendency to boil over. Watch both sauce preparation and meat grilling carefully."
Serving Size: 1 (1094 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Great recipe! Quick, easy & delicious. I'm a fan of any meat on a stick but this is some next level stuff. Made as written w/garlic but had to sub white wine for mirin. Grilled over medium heat & it turned out awesome. The sweet & salty chicken with the grilled onions is a perfect combo. Definitely a keeper."
"i had to cook this on top of the stove. i cooked the chicken in a pan and took out the water that came out and as soon as there was no more water i poured some of the sauce on top and sauteed it till it caramalized. used the left over sauce to drizzle on the chicken and wow. DELICIOUS! thank you for sharing a great recipe!"
"These were awesome!! I didn't have mirin so I used 1/4 cup rice vinegar. Thanks for posting!!"
"I can't believe I haven't written a review for this yet! This has become a go to recipe for me for over a year a now. It's easy, quick and, the best part, I usually have all the ingredients on hand. This is great with steamed or sauteed green beans or grilled veggies and rice ( with some of the extra sauce on the rice). If I'm feeling especially lazy, I don't skewer the chicken and just grill the thighs whole. Thanks for sharing this!"
"This is an easy, fast and delicious recipe. I marinated the chicken for about 3 hours. Then grilled it. Then boiled down the left over marinate to pour over the rice but we really did not need it. The chicken was already flavorful. Thank you"
"This was an excellent recipe. Quick, easy, tasty, and different--exactly what I needed!
I cooked mine on the Foreman grill, and they came out really well! Thanks again, mianbao!"
"This was excellent. Made this exactly as directed and grilled over mesquite charcoal - medium heat. My family couldn't get enough of it!"
"Made this last nite for dinner and they were delicious!! I used chicken tenders cause that's what I had on hand otherwise made the recipe exactly as directed! I wouldn't change a thing!!! Will definitely make this again!!!"
"This was great.It didn't take very long and the whole family loved it. Thanks!"
"so easy and yummy...thanks for posting this. my boyfriend kept a little sauce to the side for dipping (wasn't necessary, but he loves his condiments)"
"Used my indoor electric grill. This was delicious!"
"I used whole boneless thighs and it came out quite good. It was lacking on flavor a little and that was only due to being short on mirin. But it is definately a keeper!!!"
"ya...this is a hit...great party appetizer...people will be asking you for the recipe!"
"Simple to make and quick to get on the table. We loved this along with Japanese Rice last night for dinner. We will be making this again soon! Thanks."
"these are good. Used cubed chicken breast and grilled it in the oven. :D It didn't come out dry coz I made sure to baste it every few minutes after it was a bit cooked. Then when it was done, I basted it again with the sauce to keep the moisture. Made this when I went all out Japanese like with katsudon, white rice and yakisoba. The sauce was enough for 2 dozen skewers coz I kept basting the sauce drippings too. Thanks for sharing, mianbao!"
"I made these tonight and they were really good. My DH asked me when I am making them again. I left out the green onion but everything else was as followed. Thanks."
"Easy and tasty, I made this on my griddle. It was easy, but there was a lot of sauce left over, and I am a sauce lover. I would suggest halving the sauce."
"Very tasty! Just what I was looking for. Thanks!"