Chicken Yakitori

Chicken yakitory
Chicken yakitory

Chicken Yakitori

By David Calito  ,     , ,

August 20, 2015

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Yakitori, grilled chicken, is commonly a Japanese type of skewered chicken. The term "yakitori" can also refer to skewered food in general. Kushiyaki, is a formal term that encompasses both poultry and non-poultry items, skewered and grilled.

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • 25 mins

    20 mins

    45 mins

  • Yields: 4- 6 servings


1/2 cup sake

1/2 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon sugar or honey

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, grated

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cubed

3 leeks, white part only, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1/2 Onion.


Wash and clean all ingredients.

In a medium dish, mix together the sake, soy sauce, sugar, onion, garlic and ginger. Add chicken, and allow to marinate for 15 minutes.

Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease six metal skewers, and thread alternately with 3 pieces of chicken and 2 pieces of leek. Place on a baking sheet or broiling pan, and brush with the marinade.

Broil for about 5 minutes, baste again, then broil for another 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Discard remaining marinade.

Enjoy with White rice and Sake


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 Serving
Total Fat15g
Saturated Fat1g
Monounsaturated Fat1g
Trans Fat2g
Dietary Fiber1g

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