Because things go better with Coke®!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time: 2-4 hours (marinade)
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Combine Coca-Cola, soy sauce, and mirin in a bowl.
Finely mince garlic and ginger. Add this mixture to the liquids and whisk.
On a cutting board, cut chicken thighs into 1-inch by 1-inch cubes. If you choose to use beef, trim the fat and cut into 1-inch by 1-inch cubes.
Place chicken (or beef) in half of the marinade mixture and cover with plastic wrap or secure in a container with a tight lid.
Let chicken marinate in the refrigerator for two to four hours.
Add brown sugar to the remaining marinade mixture (that was reserved and hasn’t touched the meat).
Cook the brown sugar and marinade mixture in a small sauce pot over medium heat until it has reduced by half. Set aside.
Pre-heat grill or indoor grill pan to medium heat.
Remove the meat (chicken or beef) from the marinade and place 4-6 pieces of chicken on bamboo skewers.
Grill skewers on medium heat of a grill or indoor grill pan for 2 minutes on each side.
Make sure chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F and finish cooking in the oven if needed.
Using a pastry brush, brush the Coca-Cola glaze onto the skewers and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Serve immediately and enjoy!