Chicken Yakitori

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Chicken YakitoriRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Kids will love swapping forks for skewers to build their own kebab bites. The sweet-savory glazed chicken is perfect served with basmati rice and crisp steamed veggies.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)


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Cooking spray
3 1/2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons mirin
2 tablespoons sake
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
8 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds


1. Preheat broiler to high. Line a jelly-roll pan with aluminum foil; lightly coat with cooking spray.

2. Combine soy, mirin, sake, oil, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat; cook 5 minutes or until thickened. Place chicken in a bowl. Pour soy sauce mixture over top; toss. Add green onions; toss. Spread mixture in an even layer on prepared pan.

3. Broil chicken 4 to 5 minutes; turn chicken. Broil 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is done. Transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds, and serve with toothpicks or skewers.

Created date

December 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 234
Fat 9 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 4.1 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 24 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 108 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 574 mg
Calcium 43 mg
Sugars 7 g
Est. Added Sugars 5 g