Chicken Skewers with Soy-Mirin Marinade

Serve this Japanese-style chicken with snow peas for a complete dinner that the whole family will enjoy.  Makes 4 servings (2 skewers and 3/4 cup rice per serving).

What you’ll need:

  • 1/3 cup mirin (sweet rice wine; found on the international aisle)
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 2 large bell peppers, cut into 8 pieces each
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice

What you’ll do:

  • Combine the mirin, soy sauce and sesame oil in a large bowl.  Add the chicken strips to the bowl and toss to coat.  Allow to marinate for 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Heat grill.
  • Remove chicken from bowl, reserving the marinade.
  • Place the marinade in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.  Cook until reduced to about 1/4 cup (about 5 minutes).
  • Thread the chicken and bell pepper onto skewers.
  • Brush the skewers with the marinade.
  • Grill 4 minutes on each side or until done, brushing occasionally with remaining marinade.
  • Remove from grill; sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Serve over rice.

Recipe and image from Cooking Light.

So what are you waiting for…Get dinner on the table!


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