Yuan-Style Grilled Chicken (Grilled Chicken Using Yuan-Sauce, a Soy-Sauce-Based Seasoning Flavored With Citrus Fruits)

Cooking Time:15 minutes (excluding time for soaking the chicken)   Calories:316kcal

Helpful One-Point Tip:

Glaze the chicken with the Yuan-sauce while grilling the chicken to make the surface golden-brown & shiny.

Ingredients (4 servings):

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  • 2 pieces Chicken Thigh
  • [Yuan-Sauce (Yuan-Dare)]

  • 1 Yuzu Citrus Fruit
  • Saga soy sauce, Sake, Sweet sake, each 4 tablespoons (60ml)
  • 4 tablespoons (about 35g) Sugar
  • 4 Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms
  • 8 Shishito Peppers

Cooking Procedures:

Prepare the Yuan-sauce (Yuan-dare):
Blend the soy sauce, sake, sweet sake and sugar in a bowl. Slice the yuzu citrus into several slices and remove the seeds. Then, put the slices into the blended sauce.

Prepare the chicken:
Pierce the chicken thigh several times with a fork on a cutting board to make it absorb the sauce very well.

Soak the chicken in the Yuan-sauce:
Pour the Yuan-sauce along with the yuzu citrus slices over the chicken. Leave it for 2 to 3 hours.

Grill the chicken on a wire mesh:
Remove the excess liquid from the chicken, and grill the chicken using a wire mesh placed on a gas stove. After the surface gets slightly burned, brush the Yuan-sauce on the chicken. Grill the both sides well while brushing the sauce. Then, place the chicken on the cutting board and cut it into several pieces. Arrange them onto a plate. As for the fresh shiitake mushrooms and shishito peppers, sprinkle on a pinch of salt and grill them until they get slightly burned. Garnish the chicken with these vegetables.

The Key Item in this recipe:

SAGA Soy Sauce

Our Saga Soy Sauce has a refreshing and mellow taste. This soy sauce is good for making dipping sauce for fresh fish sashimi (sliced raw-fish flesh). Also, this soy sauce suits well for making thick starchy sauce (ankake-dare), soup dishes and stewed dishes. This Soy Sauce brings out the nice aroma and excellent taste of the dish.