1/2 cup soy sauce (120ml)
1/4 cup sugar (50g)
1/4 cup Sake (60ml)
1/4 cup Mirin (60ml)
1 lb chicken thighs (450g)
2 long white onions (or 5-6 green onions)
Soak bamboo skewers (6″ long) in water for 30 minutes.
Mix soy sauce, sugar, Sake, and Mirin in a small pot, and boil for 8-10 minutes until the sauce gets a little thick. Set aside.
Cut chicken thighs into 1″ cubes, and cut onions (white part) into 1″ long pieces. Skewer chicken and onions alternately.
In a heated frying pan, spread oil very thinly, and cook skewered meat at medium high heat for 5 minutes. Turn and cook another 5 minutes until browned and cooked through.
Immediately dip chicken in the sauce, and serve.
Yakitori with salt
For Yakitori with salt, skewer just chicken pieces and sprinkle with salt. Cook in the same way as Yakitori with sauce (but don’t dip in sauce).