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Chicken Yakitori Skewers With Candied Sweet Potatoes

Chicken Yakitori Skewers With Candied Sweet Potatoes

Rating
4.5rating out of 5

(1316 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Japanese

A famous street food in Japan, yakitori are quick delicious skewers. Perfect with daigaku-imo (candied sweet potato), this sweet-and-salty combo is irresistible!

Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Japanese

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
fresh-ginger
15g fresh root ginger
Spring-onion
2 spring onions
cucumber
1/2 cucumber
wooden-skewer-(2)
4 skewers
large British chicken breast
1 large British chicken breast fillet
sweet-potato
400g sweet potatoes
honey-pot
1 honey pot (25g)
Soy-sauce-sachet
1 soy sauce sachet (30ml) †
Mirin
2 mirin sachets (30ml)
rice-vinegar
1 rice vinegar sachet (15ml)
black sesame seeds
1 black sesame seed sachet (5g) †
Mayonnaise-sachet-(2)
1 mayonnaise sachet (50ml) †
You Will Need
Baking paper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • skewers
  • 1 large British chicken breast fillet
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 honey pot (25g)
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (30ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 mirin sachet (15ml)
  • 1 rice vinegar sachet (15ml)
  • 1 black sesame seed sachet (5g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 mayonnaise sachet (50ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 470 kJ
112 kcal
2664 kJ
633 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
4.2 g
0.4 g
24.1 g
2.4 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
11.7 g
5.1 g
66.1 g
28.8 g
Fibre 1.2 g 6.6 g
Protein 7.2 g 40.7 g
Salt 0.49 g 2.81 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
15g fresh root ginger
ginger
1 spring onion
spring onion
1/2 cucumber
cucumber
skewers
none
1 large British chicken breast fillet
chicken breast fillet (100%)
2 medium sweet potatoes
sweet potato
1 honey pot (25g)
blossom honey
1 soy sauce sachet (30ml)
water, soy bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 mirin sachet (15ml)
Mirin (glutinous rice, water, alcohol, white rice)
1 rice vinegar sachet (15ml)
rice vinegar, salt
1 black sesame seed sachet (5g)
Whole hulled black sesame seeds (100%)
1 mayonnaise sachet (50ml)
rapeseed oil (78%), water, free range pasteurised egg and egg yolk (89%), spirit vinegar, sugar, salt, lemon juice, antioxidant: calcium disodium edta, flavouring, paprika extract
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, soya, sesame, egg)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
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Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C (fan)/ 395°F/ Gas 6

Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper and soak the skewers in cold water 

Chop the sweet potatoes (skins on) into large, bite-sized pieces

Add the chopped sweet potato to the tray with a drizzle of vegetable oil and a pinch of salt and put the tray in the oven for an initial 25 min or until starting to crisp

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Meanwhile, peel (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon) and finely grate the ginger 

Combine the grated ginger, soy sauce, mirin and half the honey (save the rest for later!) in a small bowl – this is your yakitori sauce

Cut the chicken breast[s] into bite-sized pieces

Cut half the spring onions into bite-sized pieces and slice the rest finely

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Thread the diced chicken and spring onion pieces evenly onto the soaked skewers

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Add the chicken skewers to a separate baking tray and put the tray in the oven for an initial 5-8 min or until the chicken is almost cooked through 

Tip: You'll finish these off in the oven later!

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Combine the mayonnaise with a pinch of salt and a small splash of the rice vinegar (save most of it for later!) – this is your Japanese-style mayo

Halve the cucumber lengthways then scrape out and discard the seeds using a teaspoon

Slice the cucumber halves finely and add them to a bowl with the remaining rice vinegar and a pinch of salt – this is your pickled cucumber

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Add the yakitori sauce to a pot over a medium heat and cook for 5 min or until thick and sticky

Tip: Watch this like a hawk so it doesn't burn!

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Once the chicken has had 5-8 min, remove the tray from the oven and brush the sticky yakitori sauce all over the skewers

Drizzle the remaining honey and black sesame seeds over the roasted sweet potatoes

Return both trays to the oven for 5-7 min further or until they are both caramelised and the chicken is cooked through (no pink meat!)

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Serve the chicken yakitori skewers with the candied sweet potatoes and pickled cucumber to the side

Drizzle the Japanese-style mayo over the sweet potatoes and garnish with the chopped spring onion

Enjoy!

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