Yakitori Don Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Yakitori Don Recipe
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Yakitori Don

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"One of the most popular Japanese dishes (authentic recipe). The tasty ginger and rice wine marinade can be used for meat or fish. This recipe can also be made on the grill using the marinade as a basting sauce. Serve hot with rice or noodles."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    1 day 40 mins

Directions

  1. Rinse chicken, and pat dry. In a glass baking dish or bowl, stir together the ginger, garlic, sugar, soy sauce, sake and mirin. Place the chicken into the mixture to marinate. Refrigerate, covered for several hours, or overnight.
  2. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Place chicken pieces into the pan skin-side down, reserving marinade. Cook until light brown, then flip and brown the other side. Drain off grease, and pour the marinade into the pan.
  3. Cover, and reduce heat to low, and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the lid and continue cooking, shaking the skillet occasionally, until marinade is reduced to a nice thick sauce and chicken pieces are fully cooked.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • To Bake: bake the chicken pieces in a 325 degree F (165 C) oven for 45 minutes or until done, turning once and basting with the marinade halfway through cooking.
  • To Grill: cook over medium-high heat, turning several times for even cooking. Brush with marinade when the chicken is half-cooked.
  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 23, 2003

Loved it! So good we choose to make it while in Japan! The authentic Yakatori joint is down the street and we're not sure we can tell a difference! We added pea pods and mushrooms as well as crushed sesame seeds. Yum! Yum! Yum! Thanks for posting the recipe! This is even a surprisingly easy to make!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 11, 2007

Too salty for my taste. It needed a lot of rice to counteract the salt. Steamed broccoli went well with it.

 
Jun 23, 2003

Great recipe... tastes exactly like the yakitori in Japan. You could also cut the chicken into small pieces (boneless, skinless) and after they are marinated place the pieceson skewers to BBQ. (This is how it is made and served by the street vendors in Japan) yummy.

 
Oct 17, 2006

I'm half Japanese and eat japanese all the time, and I loved this! I added big pieces of green onion towards the end of the cooking process (I saw it that way in Japan) and it was yummy! thanks.

 
Jun 01, 2007

You know, I cook a lot of asian food. Mosly japanese. This was actually quite delicious. I just made it last night and already my wife is asking for it again. i added a little sesame chile oil in place of some of the oil the recipe called for. Came out fantastic!

 
May 08, 2007

I did not have any saki or mirin so I just added White Wine. It turned out great! My family loved it.

 
Dec 01, 2006

This is a family favorite. I often make the marinade and put the chicken in to freeze, so I have a meal ready to go with little prep.

 
Feb 14, 2004

my food proof chicken marinade- always use this guy in a pinch- all of these ingredients are staples at my house! generally, i use honey instead of sugar (like the smoky flavor that it lends). also some chopped green onions are great with this. i generally use chicken breasts- pan fry- then cut into strips- serve over white rice- and frozen veggies- heat the marinade and add a touch of corn starch- and whalah- a teriyaki bowl!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 587 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 146 mg
  • 49%
  • Fat
  • 32.5 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 48.7 g
  • 97%
  • Sodium
  • 2545 mg
  • 102%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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