Yakitori – Grilled Skewered Chicken

I swear, I have been suffering from some major attention deficit lately. I’d start doing something, something catches my eye, I turn to it and before I know it, I’ve been distracted at number of times and I had forgotten what I had set off to do in the first place. In the meantime I had wasted a major chunk of time and never really accomplished what I set out to do.

That’s kind of what’s been going on in this blog. I now have a back log of recipes that I’ve been meaning to post but just never got around to doing. I can’t regain time lost, but I can pick up where I left off, which is with the grilled chicken skewers I posted over a week ago for LaPiS (which I totally missed this week – sorry, I’ll catch up this Sunday).

This recipe was adapted from Japanese Cooking by Emi Kazuko.


8 Chicken Thighs, boneless & skinless cut into chunks
8 large, thick spring onions (scallions), trimmed

For the Yakitori Sauce
1/4 cup Sake
1/3 cup Shoyu (soy sauce)
3 Tbsp. Mirin
2 Tbsp. Caster (superfine) Sugar

First, make the yakitori sauce together in a small pan. Pour the marinade over the chicken pieces and let it marinade in the refrigerator for at least two hours or overnight. Thread the chicken pieces on the soaked bamboo skewers, with spring onion threaded in between.

Place the remaining marinating liquid back into a small pot and bring to a boil for ten minutes until slightly thickened. Pour the Yakitori sauce through a sieve into a small bowl for basting later.

Grill the skewers over medium low heat until they are done. Baste with the sauce during the last few minutes of cooking.

Grilled Skewered Chicken

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About Jeanette Moore (JMom)

I am a terrible housekeeper but I do love to cook so it all evens out in the end. I like to try new recipes that I think my family will like. However, I am not one to follow all recipes to the letter. I tend to tweak and change the recipes based on what I have on hand and how I am feeling at the time. Feel free to share your versions, I just might try it out next time I make the dish again.

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