Glazed Chicken Livers and Giblets (Motsu no Koshiyaki)

I have finally completed the list of basic  ingredients I need to start trying out the recipes in what I know will become a favorite recipe book…Quick & Easy Japanese Cuisine for Everyone and Quick and Easy Sushi Cookbook.  My first recipe book in the Quick and Easy series is Dim Sum Appetizers and Light Meals and I tell you, it has helped me deliver delicious dishes for family and friends. ;)

My first pick from Japanese Cuisine for Everyone is a simple appetizer…Glazed Chicken Livers and Giblets.  This is another one of those dishes that brings me back to my childhood.  My Dad always ordered skewered chicken wings and skewered chicken livers whenever we ate at a Japanese restaurant.

Here’s how my Glazed Chicken Livers and Giblets turned out…

I was very pleased pleased with the results, and so was the rest of my family. ;)

The recipe is as follows…


8 oz chicken livers
8 oz. chicken giblets


4 T soy sauce
4 T mirin
1 T sugar


1.  Wash livers and giblets thoroughly; cut into bite size pieces.
2.  Boil the livers and giblets in salted water for 5 minutes (or until desired tenderness); drain on a tray.  Skewer 3 pieces of liver of giblet per skewer.
3.  Mix soy sauce, mirin and sugar.  Boil; then remove from heat.
4.  Brush glaze over skewered livers and giblets several times while grilling.  Grill for about 10 minutes.

To prevent the skewers from burning while grilling, soak them in water first before you skewer the livers and giblets.  I cooked these on a stove-top grill by the way.  You can use the glaze with pretty much everything. ;)

Expect more Japanese dishes in future entries! :D

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5 Responses to “Glazed Chicken Livers and Giblets (Motsu no Koshiyaki)”

  1. abby says:

    salamat for this! san ko matatagpuan ang book na yan para makagawa din sa bahay? :D


    munchkinmommy Reply:

    You’re welcome, Abs! Sa Borders ko nabili ang aking recipe book. ;)


  2. My husband LOVES chicken giblets (though not the livers as much) – he would really enjoy this dish!
    .-= Tangled Noodle´s last blog ..Food by Friends: Give Recipe =-.


  3. Pinky says:

    Sarap naman! Too bad di ko pwede i-replicate kundi magsu-shoot up ang cholesterol levels ko – waaahh!!! I’m the only one kasi who eats any form of innards in the family…the kids take after their innards-averse father (*sigh*). :(
    .-= Pinky´s last blog ..Potato Croquettes =-.


    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hahaha, health comes first, Pinks! :) In our case naman, Abby eats whatever I eat. Dondi and I pretty much love the same kinds of food anyway. Vinegar naman ang aversion ng asawa ko, but you know that already. ;)


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