Chicken Yakitori

Chicken Yakitori Recipe
Photo: David Hillegas; Styling: Lydia Degaris-Pursell
Traditionally, this is the Japanese term for chicken that’s skewered and grilled. Try our easy version of this popular Japanese street food.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Chill: 30 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes


1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sake
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
6 green onions, sliced into 1- to 2-inch pieces


1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add chicken, turning to coat. Seal, and chill 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

2. Soak 6-inch wooden skewers in water to cover 30 minutes; drain. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°). Thread chicken and green onion pieces onto skewers, discarding marinade. Grill 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.

Julia Rutland,

Coastal Living

July 2011
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