Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
4 servings (serving size: 1 kebab)

These charcoal-grilled chicken skewers are a popular street food throughout Japan; there, the chicken may be joined by chicken gizzards and hard-boiled quail eggs.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 2 1/2 minutes). Remove from heat; cool.

Step 2

Combine soy sauce mixture and the chicken. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Step 3

Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat.

Step 4

Thread 6 chicken cubes and 5 green onion pieces alternately onto each of 4 (10-inch) skewers. Brush kebabs with the soy mixture. Coat pan with cooking spray. Place kebabs in pan, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until the chicken is done.

Ratings & Reviews

sdmanross's Review

June 25, 2014
Simple and tastes great. Family loves it, including the picky ones.

daneanp's Review

August 25, 2013
I always double this recipe (for leftovers) and marinate the chicken overnight. Works great on our Traeger BBQ with mesquite pellets. It was fabulous with the Yogurt, Cumin, and Chile Rice (also Cooking Light) and a cucumber side salad. On the regular rotation.

stacey4808's Review

August 08, 2012
This tastes great and is better with the thighs then with breasts. The longer you marinate this, the better. Some kind of rice dish on the side is a plus.

mrscrazyed's Review

July 31, 2012
This is a pretty good recipe that we're going to continue to tweak. Started with chicken breasts (all we had on hand), but into cubes and marinated a few hours. Then grilled on the barbeque -- definitely the way to go. We may try using whole chicken thighs that have been marinated for a longer period of time. We served this with Sweet and Sour Slaw (also from this sight), which went very well. However, we both felt it needed a little starch on the side. Next time we'll try a little brown rice along with every thing else for a well-balanced meal.

Candy789's Review

August 18, 2011
This was simply delicious and best of all not guilty conscience after eating it, as a side dish I had broccoli and yellow pepper salted with garlic and olive oil, it was an awesome and light dinner, wouldn’t change a thing!

dieshadawn's Review

April 09, 2010
i've been making this weekly for months, i decided to substitute the sugar with splenda, it tasted exactly the same! <3 it!

TriciaS's Review

April 16, 2009
EASY, wonderful flavor. Marinated whole chicken breasts all day & then grilled. Serve with CL Squash Rice Casserole.

harrietlynns's Review

January 17, 2009
Great recipe. I made it when my international dinner club did Japanese -- it was one of the best dishes there.