Chicken Yakitori Recipe

Chicken yakitori is a beloved Japanese dish that features bite-sized pieces of chicken skewered and grilled over charcoal. The chicken is typically marinated in a blend of soy sauce, sake, mirin, and sugar, which imparts a delicious sweet and savory flavor. Yakitori is often served as an appetizer or snack in Japanese restaurants, though it can also be enjoyed as a main course. It’s typically accompanied by a variety of dipping sauces and garnished with green onions or sesame seeds. Chicken yakitori is a simple yet delicious dish that’s enjoyed by many worldwide.

Here’s a recipe for Chicken Yakitori

Preparation time: 15 minutes (+ 1 hour for marinating) Serves: 4


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 8-10 skewers


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sake, mirin, sugar, garlic, and green onion to create the marinade.
  2. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and toss until well coated with the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for optimal flavor.
  3. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  4. Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto the skewers, leaving a small space between each piece.
  5. Grill the chicken skewers for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and slightly charred.
  6. Serve the yakitori hot, optionally garnished with extra green onion or sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories: 225

Total Fat: 7g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 112mg

Sodium: 979mg

Total Carbohydrate: 6g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Sugar: 5g

Protein: 28g

Please note that the nutrition information may vary based on the specific ingredients and preparation techniques used.