Chicken marinated in a sweet and savory sauce cooked in an air-fryer
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Keyword: air fryer, chicken, japanese, skewers, yakitori
1.5poundschicken thigh (skin-on)cut in 1 inch pieces
5-6green onionscut in 3 inch pieces
15-20 bamboo wooden skewerssoaked in water
½cup sauce** (see notes)for brushing and dipping
marinade & sauce (makes 1 cup sauce)
¼cup soy sauce
roasted sesame seeds
saucebrush on after cooking
Soak bamboo sticks in water for 30 minutes. After you start prepping the marinade and chicken, it will be around 30 minutes ◡̈
Grate ginger and garlic cloves and set aside.
To make the marinade, add grated ginger, grated garlic, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup mirin, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 tbs sugar, and 2 tbs sake in a saucepan. Heat marinade on saucepan on medium heat for 7-8 minutes until the sauce starts bubbling. Cool marinade for 10 minutes.
Cut chicken thigh in 1 inch pieces. Make sure the marinade has cooled down and add 1/4 cup of the marinade to the chicken. Marinate for 15 minutes.
Cut green onions in 3 inch pieces. Get your skewer and add a piece of chicken then add 1-2 green onions. Repeat until the chicken reaches the end of the stick.
Cut parchment paper to fit your air fryer (see above for baking instructions). Cook skewers for 4-5 minutes on 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
After 5 minutes, brush sauce on top. Flip over and brush sauce on the other side (both sides sauced!). Cook for 4-5 minutes until slightly charred.
To serve, brush some sauce at the top and garnish with sesame seeds.