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Japanese-style Skewers

Source: Chicken - Cooking with Style
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Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  2 Hours 15 Minutes
  Serves 4
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
12 skewers
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless, single chicken breasts
1/4 cup bottled teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon mirin
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
vegetable oil for shallow-frying
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
Dipping Sauce:
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon mirin
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
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DIRECTIONS
If using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for at least 1 hour before using, to prevent burning.


Cut the chicken into strips and thread onto the skewers. Place the skewers in a shallow nonmetallic dish and pour over combined teriyaki sauce, mirin, garlic, ginger and sugar. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.


Drain the skewers from the marinade, and discard marinade. Heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil in a frying pan. Toss the skewers in cornstarch and shallow-fry in the oil until well browned and tender. Drain on paper towels. Serve the chicken skewers with the Dipping Sauce.


Dipping Sauce:


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.


*Mirin is a sweet rice wine used in Japanese cooking and available from Asian grocers. You can substitute dry sherry if mirin is unavailable*.

**The uncooked marinated skewers can be frozen**.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 4
Calories: 348
Fat. Total: 11g
Protein: 35g
Carbohydrates, Total: 21g
Sodium: 886mg
% Cal. from Fat: 28%
Cholesterol: 93mg
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