Chicken Yakitori

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231 CALORIES 13g CARBS 4g FAT 26g PROTEIN
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(5 PointsPlus®)

I have always loved chicken yakitori, Japanese chicken skewers, but have always been a but of a wimp about trying it at home. I just assumed it would be time intensive and tricky. Boy, was I wrong. Chicken yakitori couldn’t be easier to prepare and the whole dish comes together in under 30 minutes. The sauce for the skewers is made of soy, mirin, water, garlic, ginger, and a touch of sugar. That’s boiled down until it is nice and thick. Then it’s brushed over the skewers and dinner is ready.

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The Recipe

Chicken Yakitori

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 15 Min
TOTAL TIME: 20 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 12 U green onions (or onion)
  • 1 U green pepper
  • 2 cups mushrooms, whole or halved
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp. packed brown sugar (up to 2 tbsp. for a sweet yakitori)

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Instructions

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1

Thread the chicken, scallions, peppers, and mushrooms on to the skewers. Heat the oven to broil or a grill pan to medium high heat. Make sure to soak wooden skewers before using.

2

Mix together the soy sauce, mirin, water, garlic, ginger, and sugar in a sauce pan. Bring to boil and cook for 8-10 minutes until it thickens into a glaze.

3

Place the skewers on a baking sheet covered in foil (or on grill pan) and cook for 4-5 minutes. Flip over and cook for another 4-5 minutes until cooked through. Immediately brush with sauce and serve. For a stickier sauce, brush the skewers with sauce and place back under the broiler for 1 minute, being very careful they don't burn.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2-3 skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231
Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
1%
Saturated Fat 1g
0%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Cholesterol 99mg
0%
Sodium 1251mg
54%
Total Carbohydrate 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 5g
Protein 26g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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