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Chicken Yakitori

Prep time 11 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Other time 30 mins
Yield 8 appetizer servings
Yakitori is a Japanese grilled chicken skewer that makes a great party appetizer-on-a-stick and goes well with Japanese beer.


  • 6 green onions
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki marinade and sauce (we tested with Kikkoman)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 large garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1

How to Make It

  1. Cut white and pale green parts of green onions into 1 1/2" pieces. Thinly slice dark green onion tops. Set aside.

  2. Combine marinade, ginger, garlic, sugar, and sesame oil in a zip-top plastic freezer bag; add chicken and 1 1/2" green onion pieces, turning to coat. Seal and chill for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

  3. Meanwhile, soak 8 (6") wooden skewers in water to cover for 30 minutes. Drain.

  4. Thread marinated chicken and green onion pieces onto skewers, discarding marinade. Grill over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.

  5. Transfer skewers to an appetizer platter, and sprinkle with thinly sliced green onions.

Christmas with Southern Living 2008