Japanese style teriyaki chicken skewers
In Japan, teriyaki marinated chicken skewers (yakitori) like these are popular street food, with tantalising aromas. These are so easy to make at home.
For the chicken sticks, cut the chicken into thin strips and thread on to skewers. Place in a shallow dish.
Mix together the teriyaki marinade, half the chopped chilli and ginger and spoon over the chicken. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 2 hours or longer.
For the salad, shave the cucumber and carrots into long strips with a vegetable peeler. Whisk together the less salt soy sauce, rice vinegar and sugar and pour over.
Grill the chicken sticks for about 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Sprinkle the cucumber salad with the sesame seeds and reserved chilli and serve with the hot chicken.
If using wooden skewers, soak them in cold water for 30 minutes or cover the exposed ends with foil to prevent them burning.
For a vegetarian dish, thread cubes of firm tofu alternately on to the skewers with chunks of pepper, courgette and shiitake mushroom.
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