Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Chicken Yakiniku

Yakiniku is the Japanese term for grilled meat or Japanese Barbecue. Bite-sized meat is marinated in Yakiniku sauce which is composed of Japanese soy sauce, mirin, sake, lime juice and a little sugar. Thin slices of ginger and sesame seeds are added for flavor. Yakiniku sauce is also available in your local Asian stores and supermarkets.
  • 5 pcs. Chicken thigh fillet
  • 4-5 tbsp Yakiniku Sauce
  • 1 tsp ginger (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small carrot (thinly sliced)
  • 4-5 pcs. string beans (cut into thin pieces)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
  • Salt and Pepper
How to:
  • Marinate chicken thighs in Yakiniku sauce and sesame seeds over night or at least for about an hour.
  • Heat a skillet and place marinated chicken. Add 1/4 cup water and simmer until cooked. Set aside.
  • In a separate pan, heat up olive oil stir- fry ginger and cooked chicken.
  • Add carrots and string beans, stir until vegetables are half-cooked.
  • Add remaining sauce and simmer until sauce is reduced.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
Note: After marinating you can also grill the chicken or fry it straight on the pan. As for me, I prefer to boil it first before frying.
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