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Chicken Yakitori

A deliicious, easy and classic Chicken Yakitori recipe is all about the sauce and the cooking method. Get both here.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Starter
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 8 Served
Calories 29 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1 Lb. Chicken thighs, skinned and bones and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3 Oz. Soy Sauce
  • 3 Oz. Mirin
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • Cooking spray


  •  Soak 8 bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.  Cover a baking sheet with foil and top with a rack.  Spray well with cooking spray.
  • Make the sauce by mixing the soy sauce, mirin and sugar in a sauce pot on the stove. Bring to a boil then turn the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 5 minutes until it is reduced to about a third and slightly thickened. Put to the side.
  • Put about 5-6 chicken pieces on each skewer.
  • Using a brush, lightly baste both sides of skewers with sauce and place the skewers on the rack.
  • Place the baking sheet with rack under the broiler. The distance between the skewers and the broiler should be about 2 inches.
  • Cook for 5-6 minutes, then take the tray out and turn the skewers over. Baste the cooked side of the skewers with a pastry brush and the sauce and place the tray back under the grill.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes, then take the tray out and turn the skewers over again. Baste the chicken and place the tray back under the grill.
  • Cook for a minute or until the chicken starts getting dark brown in spots. Turn again and baste again to get those dark brown spots.
  • Remove the skewers off the rack and plate them on a platter. Serve immediately as an appetizer or as a full meal with steamed rice and veggies.


Calories: 29kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 0.02gSaturated Fat: 0.001gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.001gSodium: 675mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 5gCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword appetizer, dinner, healthier choice, poultry, starter
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