Chicken is marinated in a soy sauce, sake and ginger sauce, then threaded onto skewers and broiled with leeks for an easy, tasty and fun meal.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a medium dish, mix together the sake, soy sauce, sugar, garlic and ginger. Add chicken, and allow to marinate for 15 minutes.

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  • Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease six metal skewers, and thread alternately with 3 pieces of chicken and 2 pieces of leek. Place on a baking sheet or broiling pan, and brush with the marinade.

  • Broil for about 5 minutes, baste again, then broil for another 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Discard remaining marinade.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; 1.1 g total fat; 44 mg cholesterol; 1261 mg sodium. 11.5 g carbohydrates; 19.7 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2013
I have also saved all of the marinade put it on the stove bring to a boil(to kill off any bad chicken germs). Then added some cornstartch to thicken. Dunk or drizzle over the cooked skewers just before serving..yummy!..going to try them out on my Japanese friend tommorrow for s-bowl. We will see how a 'expert' rates them:-) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/29/2010
Didn't care for the combination of chicken marinade and leeks. The leeks didn't cook up well and they couldn't decide if they were going to be "onion"-ney or if they were going to try to mimic the flavor from the chicken. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2013
I have also saved all of the marinade put it on the stove bring to a boil(to kill off any bad chicken germs). Then added some cornstartch to thicken. Dunk or drizzle over the cooked skewers just before serving..yummy!..going to try them out on my Japanese friend tommorrow for s-bowl. We will see how a 'expert' rates them:-) Read More
(33)
Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2006
I marinated this too long (overnight). It broke down the texture of the chicken into mush so we didn't eat it. The flavor was good so I will definately try it again but only marinate it the recommended 15 minutes! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is excellent! I made it just as the recipe said but cooked it on a grill instead of under the broiler. Came out just great! Served with Peanut Noodles from this site and had a great meal. This definitely is a family favorite. Thanks Dakota! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2010
Instead of discarding the marinade pour it into a little pot and cook to reduce until slightly syrupy then serve a little over rice. Note: If it is too salty for your liking add a little more sugar to balance the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2005
Wonderful. I doubled the marinade and made 1.5 pounds of chicken with 1/2 pound of fresh shrimp. I did not skewer the meat and leeks just threw it all on the pan together. I'll definitely make this again maybe next time using all shrimp. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2004
My family really liked this recipie despite the fact that I let the chicken marinate overnight which made the soy sauce flavor too dominant. The next time I'll follow the recipie or use less soy sauce. Overall it was a quick and easy dinner. I served the chicken with brown rice and broccoli and we had no leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2008
Great recipe I make it all of the time! I make it without the leeks and cut the chicken into strips instead of cubes to make it more like the yakitori restaurants we have locally. Great summer grilling recipe too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2009
My 12 yr old son prepared this last evening for a country report presentation for his classmates & parents. He had no problems following the recipe & everyone enjoyed it alot. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2007
EXCELLENT I SERVED THIS WITH WITH WHITE & SAFFRON RICE AND THE FLAVORS WERE OUTSTANDING Read More
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