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Chicken Yakitori Skewers With Candied Sweet Potatoes

Chicken Yakitori Skewers With Candied Sweet Potatoes

Rating
4.5rating out of 5

(1330 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Japanese

The umami-rich yakitori sauce is the star of this dish. You'll use it to glaze succulent chicken, then serve it with candied sweet potato for an irresistible savoury-sweet combo. Oishii (delicious)!

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
honey-pot
1 honey pot (25g)
sweet-potato
2 medium sweet potatoes
Soy-sauce-sachet
1 soy sauce sachet (30ml) †
rice-vinegar
1 rice vinegar sachet (15ml)
Shaoxing wine (3.18)
2 Chinese rice wine sachets (30ml)
black sesame seeds
1 black sesame seed sachet (5g) †
Mayonnaise-sachet-(2)
1 mayonnaise sachet (50ml) †
2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
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 honey pot (25g)
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (30ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 rice vinegar sachet (15ml)
  • 1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
  • 1 black sesame seed sachet (5g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 mayonnaise sachet (50ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 558 kJ
131 kcal
2469 kJ
582 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
5.3 g
0.9 g
23.3 g
3.8 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
13.6 g
5.3 g
60.3 g
23.5 g
Fibre 1.4 g 6.3 g
Protein 7.5 g 33.2 g
Salt 0.64 g 2.82 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 honey pot (25g)
blossom honey
1 medium sweet potato
sweet potato
1 soy sauce sachet (30ml)
water, soy bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 rice vinegar sachet (15ml)
rice vinegar, salt
1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
rice wine (100%)
1 black sesame seed sachet (5g)
Whole hulled black sesame seeds (100%)
1 mayonnaise sachet (50ml)
soybean oil (78%), free range pasteurised egg and egg yolk (8.9%), spirit vinegar, water, sugar, salt, lemon juice, flavouring, antioxidant: calcium disodium edta, paprika extract
2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
Chicken breast
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, Chinese rice wine and half the honey (save the rest for later!) in a small bowl – this is your yakitori sauce

Cut the chicken breasts 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 cook these more 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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