Yakitori – Yakitori is Japanese grilled chicken skewers. Learn how to make them with this easy Yakitori recipe that takes only 20 mins.
1 lb boneless and skinless chicken leg meat, cut into bite-size pieces
Scallions, white part only, cut into 2-in lengths
Bamboo skewers, soaked before grilling
Yakitori Tare Sauce:
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup mirin
2 tablespoons sugar
Thread 3 pieces of chicken meat onto a bamboo skewer, separating each piece with the scallion.
Heat up a BBQ grill and sprinkle a wee bit of salt sparingly on the surface of the chicken. Turn the skewers and do the same on the other side. Keep turning the chicken to make sure they are cooked and charred evenly. When the chicken is almost done, dip the chicken skewer into the tare sauce and grill it for about 30-40 seconds on both sides. Serve immediately.
Yakitori – Yakitori is Japanese grilled chicken skewers. Learn how to make them with this easy Yakitori recipe that takes only 15 minutes.
Originally published in May 2010. Updated with new photos.
One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is having dinner with good friends at a Japanese izakaya or yakitori restaurant. The casual gastro-pub settings and the scrumptious fares offered at these restaurants have had me hooked since my first trip to Tokyo many years ago. I just love yakitori, which is Japanese grilled chicken skewers over charcoal fire, with a simple salt or tare (soy sauce) seasoning.