Yakitori ( Japanese Grilled Chicken Skewers)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

a popular skewer dish in Japanese, chicken thighs, wings can also be used aside from the breast.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring yakitori sauce to a boil for 5 min then set aside.
  2. thread the chicken alternately with the green onions onto the skewers.
  3. grill chicken in a preheated griller, turning every now and then and basting at the same time to keep it moist. drippings can be returned to baste the chicken until it is cooked.
  4. baste the yakitori again and serve with left over sauce.


Most Helpful

Had this for supper tonight and enjoyed it very much. I only made a couple changes. I couldn't find any sake in the grocery store, so I used rice wine (not rice wine vinegar) instead -- I think that may be the same thing -- and I cut the sugar from the 2 tbsps suggested to only 1 tbsp. Had lots of the sauce left over. I mean lots and lots. Definitely will go into our regular rotation.

Twiggyann June 20, 2011

This was a tad sweeter than a traditional Yakitori but I loved that about the recipe and thought the basting plus sugar gave it a great slightly caramelized taste. The extra sweetness makes it go really well with a salad and makes for a great summer outdoor dish.

Peter J March 20, 2009

This was a little different than the Yakatori Chicken I am used to at the Japanese restaurant, but had a great flavor and was very easy to make. I cooked these in my griddle skillet because we are in the middle of a thunderstorm. I basted them often so there was a good coating of sauce on the chicken. I had them with your recipe #288424 Siu Mai (Dim Sum Dumplings) and steamed rice. Thanks for a great dinner, Pneuma. Made for March, 2009 Aussie/NZ Swap.

Crafty Lady 13 March 09, 2009

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