Tsukune つくね (Minced Chicken Patties)

  • 450g (1 lb) ground chicken, including giblets
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced yuzu citrus peel or lemon peel
  • 1 tsp or more salt

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and knead thoroughly for several minutes. If the mixture is too sticky and soft, put in refrigerator to let firm. Shape into 8 balls.
  2. Using 2 bamboo skewers, with  3mm (1/8 in) space between them, spread the mixture lengthwise along the skewers. Sprinkle with salt. 
  3. Grill, for approximately 15 minutes. Turn once during cooking. Check to see if it's cooked through.