Skewered and Grilled Chicken Mince (Tsukune)

Posted November 28th, 2009 in Food No Comments »

Tsukune is a Japanese chicken meat balls most often cooked yakitori style (skewered).  Sometimes tsukune can be fried, and served without skewers.  You can also add it to steam board as well.

This can be eaten with rice or noodle, or just to accompany beer.  Add chili powder if you like it spicy!

<Chicken Tsukune> 4 skewers

  • 200 g chicken mince
  • 1 cup chopped spring onion
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 tbs sake
  • 1.5 tbs sugar
  • 1.5 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs mirin
  • 1 tsp garlic -minced
  1. Mix chopped spring onion and chicken mince in a bowl. Lightly season with a sprinkle of salt.
  2. Cover bamboo skewers with meat mixture.
  3. In another small sauce pan, bring all the ingredients from (a) and turn off the heat.
  4. Heat up sesame oil in another grilling pan. Sear skewered chicken both side.
  5. Brush the sauce from (3) on skewered chicken. Grill over low heat until it has glossy looking.

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