Chicken Yakitori

Yakitori is a Japanese grilled chicken skewer that makes a great party appetizer-on-a-stick and goes well with Japanese beer.


8 appetizer servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 11 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes
Other: 30 Minutes


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


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

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.

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

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.

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

Christmas with Southern Living 2008,

Oxmoor House

May 2008