Yakitori skewers recipe

  • Makes 10 skewers
  • 25 mins to prepare, 1 hr to marinate and 15 mins to cook
  • 125 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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In a small pan, heat together the soy sauce, sugar and mirin for about 5 minutes until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is just syrupy. Leave to cool.

Thread alternate pieces of chicken and leek onto 10-12 short skewers. Place skewers in a bowl or plastic container and pour over the soy sauce mixture. Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for about 1 hour, turning half way through.

Heat the sunflower oil in a large nonstick frying pan and cook the skewers over a medium heat for about 5 minutes per side.

Once all the skewers are cooked through with no pink showing, remove from the pan and add the remaining sauce, cook for a few minutes until piping hot and slightly thickened. Spoon over the skewers and serve.

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  • Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, about 500g/1lb, cut into chunks
  • 2 thin leeks, cut into 2cm thick slices
  • 1tbsp sunflower oil
  • For the sauce

  • 150ml (¼ pint) light soy sauce
  • 75g (3oz) sugar
  • 100ml (3½fl oz) Mirin
  • Energy 530kj 125kcal 6%
  • Fat 2g 3%
  • Saturates 0g 2%
  • Sugars 14g 15%
  • Salt 2.8g 46%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 15.1g Protein 12.7g Fibre 0.6g


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