Makes 8 skewers
For the Yakitori Sauce:
¼ cup mirin
½ cup sake or dry sherry
3 tablespoons Bourbon Smoked Sugar
For the Skewers:
1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
8 large, thick scallions, white parts cut into 1-inch pieces
6” metal or bamboo skewers (soak bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes)
- Make the yakitori sauce. Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until sauce has thickened enough to lightly coat a spoon. Set aside.
- Thread three chicken pieces onto each skewer, with a piece of scallion in between each piece. Preheat a grill, grill pan or large skillet on medium high heat (add a few teaspoons of vegetable oil, if using a skillet). Lay the skewers onto the grill or grill pan and cook, turning frequently, until chicken is cooked and slightly charred, about 6-8 minutes. Brush the skewers liberally with the yakitori sauce.
- Arrange on a serving platter and garnish each skewer with smoked togarashi, smoked sesame seeds, and some lemon wedges. Serve immediately.
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