These Drum Sticks Can’t Be Beat!

You can’t make music with these drum sticks but you will enjoy eating them. All you will need are some drum sticks, in this case we had eight of them, one third of a cup of yakitori sauce (we used spicy), and two tablespoons of chili garlic sauce, and a little olive oil.

Here is what we did:

• pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

• wash the drum sticks (we left the skin on) and pat dry

• lightly oil the drum sticks and place in a baking pan lined with heavy duty aluminum foil. make sure drum sticks are not touching

• place in oven for 40 minutes, then remove and coat with yakitori sauce mixture (drizzle the remaining sauce over each drum stick) and return for 15 more minutes to caramelize the sauce mixture

Remove and Enjoy!

yummy, spicy drum sticks with Obaachan Sauce Company spicy yakitori sauce

yummy, spicy drum sticks with Obaachan Sauce Company spicy yakitori sauce

Citrus Honey Marinade

Here is a recipe for a quick, easy, and flavorful marinade. We used it on our chicken, I’m sure it would work well with salmon too!

Clean and wash four chicken breasts and place in a large ziplock bag

What you need for the marinade:

1/2 cup original yakitori sauce

1/3 cup of orange juice

1/4 cup of honey

Whisk all three ingredients together in a bowl and then pour over the chicken, remove as much air as possible then seal the bag and let sit overnight. Heat grill to medium heat, lightly oil, and place chicken on grill for approximately 12 minutes per side. I like to rotate their placement on the grill after six minutes on each side for nice grill marks. If you have a thermometer, check for an internal temperature of 165 degrees and remove. Enjoy!

Citrus Honey Yakitori Chicken

Citrus Honey Yakitori Chicken

Pineapple Crock Pot Chicken

Here’s one you can prep for in ten minutes the night before, then place in your crock pot on low for 6-8 hours and dinner is ready.

What you’ll need: 2 pounds of chicken, cubed; 1 large red bell pepper, chopped; 1 large green bell pepper, chopped; 1 large sweet onion, thick sliced and quartered; 1 (20 ounce) can of chopped pineapple, in pineapple juice; a half cup of original yakitori sauce; a quarter cup of brown sugar, packed.

Prep: wash and clean your chicken then cut into large cubes; cut bell peppers and onion into chunks; mix pineapple juice from 20 ounce can with a half cup of original yakitori sauce and the brown sugar. Place chicken into crock pot and top with bell peppers, onion, and chopped pineapple. Pour sauce mixture over chicken, vegetables, and pineapple. Turn crock pot on to low for 6-8 hours.

We served with white rice, either on the side or with everything on top. We used chicken breasts in this recipe, if you prefer a moister chicken, thighs might be better.

Crock pot pineapple chicken

Crock pot pineapple chicken

Check out our latest review at Living Overland

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see some of your readers become new fans of the sauce. You can check out the review at

http://www.livingoverland.com/2013/09/review-obaachan-yakitori-sauce.html?m=1

Asian Slaw Recipe

Here is an easy Asian slaw recipe with many interchangeable ingredients. Put some in, take others out, your choice. I’ll even give you two dressings, depending on your mood, or if you have a nut allergy.

What you’ll need for the slaw:

1/2 head of green cabbage, sliced thinly

1/4 head of red cabbage, sliced thinly

2 medium-large carrots, grated (I did this at a 45˚ angle to the grater)

1 cup shelled edamame, cooked and cooled

1/4 cup sliced green onions

3 tablespoons cilantro, roughly chopped, (optional)

peanuts or slivered almonds, (optional)

won ton strips or chow mein noodles, (optional)

What you’ll need for the dressing:

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1/4 cup spicy yakitori sauce

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons creamy (smooth) peanut butter

What you’ll do:

In a large bowl, combine the first six listed slaw ingredients (or those that you choose to include) and toss until mixed well. Set aside. For a spicy, Thai style, dressing include the peanut butter with the first three (dressing) ingredients, and whisk well, it was very tasty! For those with a nut allergy, combine the first two ingredients, then add two tablespoons of honey and two tablespoons of lime juice for a sweeter, more citrusy, type dressing. Before serving, add the peanuts, almonds, and won tons or chow mein noodles to your salad and drizzle as much dressing as desired. We added the dressing directly to the individual servings, not the entire mixture. This keeps everything from getting soggy and you can make each serving to taste. If you are making this for a large group and premixing, you should double the dressing quantity and add to desired taste.  Note; the peanuts went well with the spicy Thai style and the slivered almonds went well with the honey/citrus. Also, we chose to add grilled chicken tenderloins on top of our salads. Enjoy!

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Chicken Yaki-soba

Here’s a great, quick recipe. I used chicken but you may substitute beef, pork, or tofu. Just adjust cooking times appropriately.

What you will need:

2 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, sliced thinly

1 package Maruchan yaki-soba noodles (we use all three packs) do not use the seasoning packet

8-12 ounces of bean sprouts

2 large carrots, sliced

2 stalks of celery, sliced

1/2 large white onion, sliced and quartered

1 bunch of green onions, sliced and separated into whites and greens

1/4 cup of spicy or original yakitori sauce (for chicken)

1/8 cup of spicy or original yakitori sauce (for noodles)

sesame oil

In a large skillet, heat 1/2 tablespoon of sesame oil over medium-high heat, add white ends of green onions and stir for about one minute. Add the white onion, carrots, and celery, stirring occasionally until onions start to become translucent, then add the bean sprouts for about one minute and reserve in a bowl. In the same skillet over medium-high heat, add another 1/2 tablespoon of sesame oil and chicken, stirring frequently until done, approximately 10-12 minutes, then add 1/4 cup of yakitori sauce (we used the spicy on the chicken) and stir until caramelized, around 3 minutes. Reserve to a bowl. Finally, in the same skillet, over medium-high heat, add 3/4 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and all three packs of the yaki-soba noodles. IMPORTANT, do not add the seasoning packets. Stir until noodles are separated and heated, around 3 minutes. Add 1/8 cup of yakitori sauce (we used the original for this step) and mix in, add veggies and chicken, mix to incorporate for 2-3 minutes to heat all. Serve and top with remaining sliced green onions. Serves 4.

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Made these for the second time tonight and thought we should share! They are very tasty and easy to make. Here is what you will need:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed

12 butter lettuce leaves

1 ripe mango, diced and divided in half

1 red bell pepper, diced

1/4 cup green onions, sliced

1/4 cup cashews, chopped

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

1/4 cup spicy yakitori sauce

2 tablespoons honey

1/2 tablespoon sesame oil

Heat sesame oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned, about 10-12 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in yakitori sauce, honey, cashews, and half of the diced mango. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until mixture starts to thicken. Remove from skillet into glass bowl to cool slightly. Place 3 leaves per plate, top with chicken mixture, and add green onion, cilantro, red bell peppers, and mango as desired. Serves four. Enjoy! We certainly do!

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Four Easy Sauce Recipes Revisited

Ahi Drizzle

Two tablespoons of Original Yakitori sauce to one teaspoon of wasabi. Great on seared ahi. Goes well with any type of sashimi or sushi too!

Asian Salad Dressing

Mix Original Yakitori sauce at  a one to one ratio with seasoned rice vinegar. This goes well with any asian themed salad, add grilled chicken, beef, or fish to your salad for protein. In addition to the above ingredients you can add some smooth peanut butter, and red pepper flakes to give the salad dressing a Thai style taste. For the recipe check out the Asian Slaw post on 9-13-13.

Poor Man’s Sweet and Sour

In a small sauce pan, combine 1/4 cup of Original Yakitori Sauce, 4 tablespoons of orange marmalade, and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar. For a kick use the spicy version of our yakitori sauce. Heat on medium heat until mixture starts to boil. Once mixture is boiling, stir constantly for about 5 minutes or until mixture starts to thicken. Remove from heat and let sit 5-10 minutes to cool. Use as a dipping sauce for egg rolls, chicken fingers, or won tons, you may use it as a glaze in the oven on chicken or pork, or as a drizzle on pulled pork sandwiches.

Spicy Wing Mixture

Mix one half cup of Spicy Yakitori sauce with two tablespoons (more, if you’d like it hotter) of chili garlic sauce. Use to coat your cooked chicken wings, bake in oven 10-15 minutes at 425 degrees until caramelized and remove, or you can coat cooked wings and eat as is. For a great recipe baking chicken wings see the post dated, 12/07/12.

Asian Chicken Salad

Here is an easy salad idea as we head into better weather and more grilling. What is needed: 3-hearts of romaine; 2-boneless, skinless, chicken breasts; 1-medium sized carrot; 2-stalks green onion; 1-(10 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained; chow mein noodles; sliced almonds (optional); original yakitori sauce; seasoned rice vinegar. What to do: grill chicken breasts (about 12 minutes a side over medium-high heat), we lightly garlic salted and peppered them; wash and tear hearts of romaine into large bowl; grate carrot, and slice green onions, add to bowl; mix equal parts original yakitori sauce and seasoned rice vinegar, we used two tablespoons of each and shook in a small jar, pour mixture over salad and incorporate. Serve salad onto plates, place cooked and sliced chicken breast on salad along with mandarin oranges and sprinkle chow mein noodles and sliced almonds on top. Enjoy! Serves two.

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