Meal Kit

Japanese Chicken Yakitori

With Baby Bok Choy Slaw

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Soy

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
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While Asian-style marinated chicken is pretty much the best thing ever, eating it on a grilled skewer makes it next level. We start with a sweet and savory soak of mirin wine, soy sauce, and a touch of brown sugar, and then grill the chicken until tender and a little crisp. Our slaw, made with ribbons of bok choy, cabbage, carrots, and a lime dressing, gives new elegance to the term "finger food."

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Heads of Baby Bok Choy
  • 4 oz. Cilantro Sprigs
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 6 Wooden Skewer
  • Info
    1 fl. oz. Soy Sauce - Gluten-Free
  • ¾ oz. Light Brown Sugar
  • ¾ fl. oz. Mirin
  • 4 oz. Slaw Mix
  • 2 tsp. Sesame Seeds

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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  • Protein
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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Grill Pan or Outdoor Grill

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Remove bok choy root and julienne remaining white part and leaves (cut into thin strips). Remove cilantro leaves from stem. Quarter lime. Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry, and cut into 1" pieces. Submerge skewers in water for 5 minutes before using (this prevents them from burning).

  2. 2

    Make the Marinade

    In a mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, half the brown sugar, and half the mirin. Place the chicken pieces in the marinade, ensuring they're completely coated, and allow to marinate for 15 minutes.

  3. 3

    Make the Slaw

    In a separate mixing bowl, combine the slaw mix, bok choy, half the cilantro, remaining mirin, remaining brown sugar, juice of the lime to taste (add juice from a quarter at a time to gauge desired tartness), and half the sesame seeds. Mix and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside at room temperature before serving.

  4. 4

    Prepare the Skewers

    Once chicken pieces have marinated, spear 3-4 pieces on each skewer.

  5. 5

    Cook the Chicken

    Warm the grill pan or grill (or if you don’t have a grill, you can use a medium pan) to medium-high heat. Spray grill with cooking spray to ensure skewers do not stick. Once hot, add chicken skewers to grill and cook on each side, flipping occasionally, for 4-5 minutes, or until caramelized and firm and internal temperature has reached 165 degrees.

  6. 6

    Plate the Dish

    Add a serving of slaw to the plate. Nestle 2-3 skewers against the slaw. Garnish with remaining sesame seeds, remaining cilantro leaves, and any remaining lime wedges.

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