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Yakitori Chicken 
with Noodle Salad

Yakitori Chicken 
with Noodle Salad recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

Yakitori Chicken 
with Noodle Salad

These delicious chicken meatballs not only taste great but are easy to make. Serve with somen noodles and broccollini for a light evening meal.

Serves 4 (makes 24 balls)

½ cup salt-reduced soy sauce

⅓ cup chicken stock

¼ cup mirin

2 tbsp caster sugar

2 Lebanese cucumbers, halved lengthways,

seeds removed, finely shredded

1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

4 spring onions

500g chicken mince

1 cup panko crumbs*

2 tsp sesame oil

2 bunches broccollini, trimmed

270g somen noodles

Combine soy, stock, mirin and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes or until thickened slightly. Cool.

Combine cucumber and sesame seeds in a bowl. Set aside. Thinly slice 2 shallots and place into a bowl. Cut remaining shallots into 5cm pieces and set aside. Add mince, crumbs and sesame oil to sliced shallots. Season with salt and white pepper. Using wet hands, roll heaped tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls. Thread a ball, piece of spring onion, ball, spring onion and a ball onto skewers. Place on a plate and brush liberally with sauce.

Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan, non-stick chargrill pan or barbecue hotplate over a medium heat. Add skewers and cook for 5 minutes, brushing throughout cooking with remaining sauce, until cooked through.

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add broccollini and cook for 2 minutes or until tender.

Remove with a slotted spoon. Return water to the boil. Add somen noodles and cook for 2 minutes or until tender, as per packet instructions. Drain, rinse under cold water and place into a bowl of iced water. Drain and place onto serving plates. Top with yakitori skewers and broccollini. Serve with cucumber salad on the side.

Note: Place baking paper onto chargrill to prevent sauce burning onto your pan. 
* Panko crumbs are Japanese breadcrumbs and can be found in specialty Asian grocers.

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One Comment on Yakitori Chicken 
with Noodle Salad

  • Denise
    November 25, 2013 6:17 pm

    This seems very cryptic? Is the Cucumber Salad the soy, stock, mirin and sugar mixture poured over the cucumber, sesame seeds and the 5cm shallots? Is the mixture a dipping sauce for the meat balls or all of the above?

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