Yakitori (Chicken on Skewers)

"These have a wonderful bourbon, golden colour, and the flavours in the recipe speak for themselves. 'Nuff said!"
photo by Pneuma photo by Pneuma
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Ready In:
25 skewers




  • Soak 25 wooden skewers in water for 20 minutes.
  • Cut chicken into bit size pieces.
  • Combine sake, soy, mirin, and sugar in small pan, bring to boil, set aside.
  • Thread chicken on skewers, alternatively with the scallions.
  • Place skewers on foil lined tray and cook under preheated grill, turning and brusshing frequently with sauce for 7 - 8 mins, or til chicken is cooked.

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  1. Gerry
    Love Yakitori and we love skewers making this the perfect recipe to try at our house. Like Pneuma used chicken breasts and found it a delicious version of Yakitori. Not having mirin on hand I used a white wine which worked for me - will be sure to have it next time around. Setting the recipe aside to use for starters the next itme we do a get together. Thank you djmastermum.
  2. mickeydownunder
    So EASY to do, REALLY is a TERRIFIC recipe too! Love the combination, healthy as can be! Best of all? I LOVE sake! :) Thanks!
  3. Pneuma
    This is different from the other yakitori I tried but delicious as well in its own right. Used chicken breast here and love it with the onions. I also used some of the extra sauce as dip and will use the rest to make another batch again. Alternating the onions and chicken gave an appetizing look to the recipe. :D Thanks for sharing this, djmastermum! Made and reviewed for Asia's Let's Get Skewered Tag Game 2008.
  4. FLKeysJen
    Fantastic and EASY! The green onions are to-die-for..the basting sauce makes them so delicious and each bite with onion and chicken together is incredible! We used chicken breast to cut down on fat grams which made it a tiny bit dry; I'm sure it would be much better with the thighs as recommended. Also we cooked them directly on the grill, not on a foil-lined tray. Made for the "Let's Get Skewered" game in the Asian forum.


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