I found a delicious looking recipe on All Recipes that I thought would taste delicious and take advantage of the ingredients I already had on-hand. However, as a forewarning, this recipe does need to marinate overnight- so plan ahead before you make it!
What I didn’t realize, is that by adding some veggies to make it more of a meal and sautéing the meat instead of grilling, is that I was essentially creating the classic default meal-prep dinner of chicken and broccoli. That being said, chicken and broccoli is a meal-prep favorite because of its cheapness, high protein content, and ease of cooking- so I supposed I can’t complain. Besides, the Yakitori Don flavors were delicious!
Click here to read my review about how the yakitori don held up over the course of the week!
|Ingredients||Amount||Cost (USD)||Protein (g)||Carbs (g)||Fat (g)||Calories (kcal)|
|Chicken Breast||32 oz||$5.86||176g||0g||20g||880 cal|
|Fresh Ginger||1 inch||$0.20||0g||0g||0g||15 cal|
|Fresh Garlic||2 clove||$0.07||0g||2g||0g||8 cal|
|Sugar||6 tsp||$0.03||0g||25g||0g||90 cal|
|Soy Sauce||8 tbsp||$1.60||8g||8g||0g||120 cal|
|Rice Vinegar||1 tbsp||$0.17||0g||0g||0g||0 cal|
|Mirin||3 tbsp||$0.60||0g||27g||0g||105 cal|
|Vegetable Oil||1 tbsp||$0.05||0g||0g||14g||130 cal|
|Onion||1 onion||$0.69||2g||14g||0g||44 cal|
|Broccoli Florets||12 oz||$2.69||12g||16g||0g||100 cal|
|Green Onion||3 green onion||$0.26||3g||6g||0g||15 cal|
|White Rice||2.5 dry cups||$1.80||30g||360g||0g||1500 cal|
|Total||- -||$14.01||231g||458g||34g||3007 cal|
|Total/Meal||— —||$2.80||46g||92g||7g||601 cal|
All together, this made 5 servings of chicken and broc- oh, I mean yakitori don, for $2.80 dollars per meal.
Since the chicken needs to marinate overnight, I did the first step the day before meal-prepping. I chopped my ginger, garlic, and chicken then added that to a bowl of my marinade.
The marinade consists of the entirety of the soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, and mirin. Traditional Yakitori Don uses Sake instead of rice vinegar, but I already had rice vinegar on hand and I absolutely love its flavor.
Add the chopped chicken, garlic, and ginger to the marinade, cover, and let rest in the refrigerator overnight.
The next morning, I took the marinade out of the refrigerator, stirred it, and let it rest on the counter while I chopped the remaining green onion and onion.
Once the ingredients were prepared, I heated the oil over a large skillet and cooked the chicken (retaining the rest of the marinade for use later on). It took about 5-7 minutes for the chicken fully cook.
Once the chicken was cooked, I added the broccoli and onion, stirring for about 4 minutes until they had both cooked down. At this point, I added in the rest of the marinade and covered with a lid to allow the mixture to simmer for another ~8 minutes, until the marinade had thickened to create a savory sauce.
I served the Yakitori Don alongside 1 cup of white rice. I sprinkled the top with the green onion and a little cilantro- but that is completely up to your personal tastes!
The meal was super delicious and easy to make- as long as you have the foresight to marinate the chicken overnight! I will definitely be making this again.