This is a simple yakitori recipe. Use it with boneless, skinless chicken thighs and leeks on skewers on the grill. I had never heard of this food until I first went to Japan. It's the equivalent to hot dog carts here in the states. You can get it everywhere from street vendors. Yakitori has become more popular here in the states over the last five years. I've even seen it in the frozen food section. It's easy to make if you have a grill though.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the soy sauce, honey and sake. Mix in the pressed garlic, if using. Use as a marinade and/or a basting sauce while grilling chicken.

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Nutrition Facts

31 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 6.5g 2% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 300.9mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2005
I like this marinade. I have actually used it to marinate meat for stir-fry not just yakitori. I didn't have sake so I used white wine instead and it still turned out good. I will definately make again. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2005
I like this marinade. I have actually used it to marinate meat for stir-fry not just yakitori. I didn't have sake so I used white wine instead and it still turned out good. I will definately make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
Fantastic! We used this to marinate chicken for 45 minutes and then grilled it. Had a great slightly-sweet flavor to it. Will definitely use again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2010
This was very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2011
good stuff don't think needs refrigeration either Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2013
This had a really good flavor... BUT I would not recommend using it on chicken wings. I think the flavors of this marinade would be better for beef or pork -- I marinated wings in this for half a day and the skin on the wings was more like rubber when the wings were cooked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2012
Great marinade! It's quick and easy to make and tastes wonderful on boneless skinless chicken breasts and really any vegetable. Though I did add an extra clove of garlic and a squirt of chili sauce. Definitely one of my new staple meals. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2016
Very tasty! Made it with skirt steak on the grill. A very nice flavor to the marinade that is not too sweet. My entire family enjoyed it. I will be trying this again with chicken. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2018
I tried this exacly as written opting for the garlic clove. i used chicken thighs marinated for about an hour and then grilled on a griddle plate on the bbq. Everyone agreed it was delicious. Read More