Easy chicken yakitori

Easy chicken yakitori


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About this recipe: Chicken yakitori is an easy Japanese dish to make at home. Serve with white rice and sake for an easy but special meal!

Jackie Yorkshire, England, UK

Serves: 6 

  • 120ml sake
  • 120ml soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 spring onions, sliced in 2.5cm pieces
  • 4 chicken thighs, bones and skin removed

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Soak 10 wooden skewers for 15 minutes in water.
  2. Cut the chicken into 2.5cm cubes. Thread the chicken cubes onto the soaked skewers, alternating with the spring onion.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the mirin, soy sauce, sake and sugar. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Reserve half of the sauce for dipping.
  4. Heat a grill pan over high heat and lightly brush with vegetable oil. Cook the skewers, 7 to 10 minutes per side, basting frequently with half of the sauce. Remember to baste frequently for best flavour!
  5. Serve with extra sauce on the side, and with white rice if desired.


You could make smaller skewers and serve these as a starter.


Chicken yakitori
Chicken yakitori

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Nice...Taste different - 27 Apr 2015

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