Yakitori is one of the simplest dishes in Japanese cuisine, and yet so commonly maligned. Literally translated into “grilled chicken” (yaki=grilled, tori=chicken), these chicken skewers are a favourite of the Japanese especially after a late night drinking, and are served up at various street stands shrouded in smoke emanating from hot coals. And making them at home can really be as simple as threading on some cubed chicken, and firing up that barbecue.
The secret to this amazing dish? Only brushing on the sticky sweet sauce after you finish cooking the chicken. Otherwise, the sauce can burn before the chicken is cooked, and no one likes raw chicken with a burnt coating do they?
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