Yakitori or grilled skewered chicken is a Japanese dish which is an ultimate bestseller. People of all ages love these sweet and tender chicken bites infused with a Japanese sauce. The leeks and bell peppers add more taste to it too.
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup mirin
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup sake
1 lb. chicken meat
7oz. chicken liver
4 fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
2 bell peppers, cut into cubes
1 leek, cut into cubes
Lemon wedges for garnish
First prepare the sauce by combining the sugar, mirin and soy sauce in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for another 15 minutes or until the sauce is reduced to 1 cup.
Next cut the chicken and liver into cubes. Thread it on the skewers and alternate it with leeks and bell peppers. If you are using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for an hour before using.
Baste the skewered chicken and vegetables with the prepared sauce and then grill them for 3-5 minutes. Turn and baste them every few minutes until the chicken and the liver are cooked. Do not overcook. We want the chicken to remain juicy.
Remove from heat and transfer them to a serving platter. Sprinkle with chili powder and serve immediately with lemon wedges.
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