Three Yakitori skewers on Japanese pottery plate with a bowl of yakitori sauce in background
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Yakitori Chicken

Classic Yakitori chicken recipe with Scallions and Yakitori Tare(Sauce) including step by step photos, a video and tips to make it successfully at home.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: #neigma, #Yakitori, #Yakitori chicken
Servings: 12 skewers
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Chopstick Chronicles
Cost: $8



  • 1 kg chicken thigh
  • 1-2 green shallots
  • 12 skewers
  • 1/2 cup Teriyaki sauce *2


  • Soak 12 skewers in water for 20 minutes so that the skewers don't get burnt when they are grilled.
  • Heat teriyaki sauce in a small saucepan medium-high heat. Bring to simmer and reduce to thicken the sauce. Set aside.
  • Cut the chicken into about 2 cm (0.8 inch)
  • Cut the white end part of the shallots into about 2 cm (0.8 inch) long pieces.
  • Put 2 chicken pieces on to a skewer then 1 shallot alternately and repeat same for all 12 skewers.
  • Preheat the BBQ grill and coat with olive oil. *1
  • Place the yakitori chicken skewers on the grill side to cook the chicken till browned.
  • Turn the skewers over and cook till other side browned or chicken meat change whitish colour.
  • Brush the Teriyaki sauce over the chicken skewers. When one side is coated, turn the skewers over and Brush Yakitori sauce over the side.
  • Repeat the above process one more time then turn the heat off.
  • Serve the yakitori skewers on rice or serve with green salad.



Nutritional value is per one skewer. 
Any part of chicken can be used. 
*1 If you don't have a bbq grill, you can cook in sameway with a frying pan. If you use frying pan, you need to absorb any excess oil comes out of thigh meat with a kitchen paper. 
*2 I used teriyaki sauce. You can adjust amount of sugar if you prefer more savory flavour. 


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 158mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.6mg